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100 AM CDT Thu Mar 20 2014 /1200 AM MDT Thu Mar 20 2014/

The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 16 through
March 22 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The National Weather
Service in Midland/Odessa will feature information about a different
flood topic each day during the awareness week.

Today`s Topic: National Weather Service Water Resources
The NWS homepage,, provides up to date weather and
water advisory, watch, and warning information for the U.S. and its
territories.  However, the NWS provides many additional resources to
help emergency managers, public officials and private citizens make
water decisions.

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)
AHPS provides a suite of river and flood forecasts and water
information to protect life and property and helps ensure the
nations economic well-being.

Flood Inundation Mapping
The ability to look into the future to see how many city blocks and
roads might be flooded is becoming clearer with flood inundation
mapping.  NOAAs NWS and National Ocean Service are collaborating
with the USGS, USACE, FEMA and other partners to develop these
inundation maps for flooding.

Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Precipitation Forecasts WPC provides
precipitation forecasts for the entire U.S., including Puerto Rico.
WPC also issues excessive rainfall forecasts, short-range
discussions on heavy rainfall events, and snowfall and freezing rain

NWS River Forecast Centers (RFCs)
The National Weather Service has a network of thirteen RFCs across
the United States. These RFCs collect, process, and provide water
resource and river forecasts and information for major river basins
across the country.

Flood Safety Awareness Website
On this page, you will find information on what to do before, during
and after a flood.

Staying aware of an evolving weather situation can help you prepare
when flooding or other weather hazards impact your area. Be a Force
of Nature!

Join us tomorrow on the final day of flood safety awareness week to
find out about some great flood resources offered by several NWS

$$ is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.