2012 Flood Safety Awareness Week - AHPS

...DAY 1 OF 2012 NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INVITES YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ITS
ANNUAL NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK, MARCH 12-16, 2012.

TODAY'S THEME IS THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE, OR AHPS.
AHPS PROVIDES WATER PREDICTION AND DELIVERY METHODS TO SERVE YOUR
NEEDS AND THE NEEDS OF ALL OUT PARTNERS IN PROTECTING LIFE AND
PROPERTY RANGING FROM FLOODS TO DROUGHTS.

AHPS PROVIDES YOU WITH USER FRIENDLY TEXT AND GRAPHICAL FORECASTS
WHICH ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. THE GOAL OF THESE PRODUCTS IS TO HELP
EMERGENCY MANAGERS MAKE BETTER LIFE-SAVING DECISIONS ABOUT ESCAPE
ROUTES, EVACUATING PEOPLE, OR MOVING PROPERTY BEFORE A FLOOD.
AUTHORITIES CAN ALSO USE AHPS TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT MANAGING WATER
RESOURCES DURING DROUGHTS WHICH AFFECT AGRICULTURE, NAVIGATION, POWER
GENERATION, AND WATER SUPPLY.

AHPS ENABLES YOU TO GET RELIABLE ANSWERS TO SUCH QUESTIONS AS:

- HOW HIGH WILL THE RIVER RISE?
- WHEN WILL THE RIVER CREST?
- WHERE WILL IT FLOOD?
- HOW LONG WILL THE FLOOD LAST?
- HOW GOOD IS THE FORECAST?
- WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF THE FLOOD?

AHPS GRAPHICAL PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
JACKSONVILLE WEB SITE AT:

WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=JAX

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IS AVAILABLE
AT:

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FLOODSAFETY/

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