Flood Safety Awareness Week

The National Weather Service has declared March 16 through March 22 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The National Weather Service in Jackson will feature a different educational topic each day during the awareness week.

Today's Topic: Partner Resources

The National Weather Service works with and relies on strategic partners involved in river observations, reservoir management, floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, and flood preparedness and safety to reduce the loss of life and property due to floods. Today we are sharing some great tools from several of our partners.

American Red Cross
Family Disaster Plan: www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
Flood Safety Information: www.flash.org/peril_flood.php

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Safety Information: www.ready.gov
Safety Kit Assembly: www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
Property Protection and Flood Insurance: www.floodsmart.gov
Assess Your Flood Risk: https://msc.fema.gov

United States Army Corps of Engineers
Flood Information: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/EmergencyOperations/Floods.aspx

United States Geological Survey
Water Watch: http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php?id=ww
Water Alert - National Water Information System: http://maps.waterdata.usgs.gov/mapper/wateralert/

The National Weather Service works with many key partners to complete the mission of protecting life and property. Some additional key partners are the National Hydrologic Warning Council, Association of State Floodplain Managers, the National Safety Council, media outlets, and many other government and private sector organizations. For more information about any of our partners, or to learn about partners local to your area, contact your local NWS office.

For more information on any of our partners please contact the National Weather Service in Jackson.

Remember that flooding causes more damage in the United States than any other weather related event. Flooding can occur in any of the fifty states or U.S. territories at anytime of the year, sometimes with very little warning.Being prepared in advance and knowing a few flood safety tips will help you and your family survive a flood if it happens in your area. Know your risk, Turn Around, Don't Drown, evaluate your need for flood insurance, visit with our partners to learn how they too can help you prepare, and be a force of nature! It could save your life.

For more information please contact:
Marty Pope
Senior Service Hydrologist
NWS Jackson, MS

National Weather Service Partners:

                 -  FEMA: http://www.fema.gov/

          -  Safety Information: http://www.ready.gov/

          -  Safety Kit Assembly: http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit/

          -  Property Protection and Flood Insurance: http://www.floodsmart.gov/


          -  FEMA Flood Map Center: http://www.msc.fema.gov/

Important NWS flood websites:

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