This is Flood Safety Awareness Week

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
300 PM EST FRI MAR 11 2011

...2011 ANNUAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK MARCH 14-18...

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE FL WILL BE ISSUING
TOPICS OF INTEREST EACH DAY THE WEEK OF MARCH 14-18 2011 ABOUT
FLOODS...

IN THE PAST 30 YEARS...FLOODS HAVE KILLED AN AVERAGE OF 95 PEOPLE A
YEAR AND HAVE CAUSED AN AVERAGE OF $7.5 BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES
ANNUALLY ACROSS THE NATION. THE GOALS OF FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK
ARE TO HEIGHTEN PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH FLOODS
AND FLASH FLOODS...INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT NWS FORECAST AND WARNING
SERVICES AND FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION AND EMPOWER CITIZENS TO TAKE
ACTIONS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THEIR LIVES AND PROPERTY.

IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER...THE THREAT OF A FLASH FLOOD FROM A
THUNDERSTORM IS ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY ALMOST ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY.
EACH SUMMER AND FALL...MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LIVING NEAR THE GULF AND
EAST COASTS LISTEN KEENLY TO TROPICAL WEATHER REPORTS TO DETERMINE
IF THEIR AREA WILL BE IMPACTED BY A FLOOD FROM A TROPICAL STORM OR
HURRICANE.

THE NWS IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE TIMELINESS AND ACCURACY OF
RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS AND WARNINGS NECESSARY TO MOVE PEOPLE OUT
OF HARM`S WAY AND SAVE VALUABLE RESOURCES.

EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT FLOODING AND FLOOD SAFETY...INCLUDING
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS... VIDEOS...BROCHURES AND NEWS ARTICLES CAN BE
FOUND ONLINE AT:

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FLOODSAFETY

PLEASE JOIN US NEXT WEEK AS WE PRESENT DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE
FOLLOWING TOPICS:

MONDAY...ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE
TUESDAY...TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN
WEDNESDAY...FLOODS, DROUGHTS, AND OTHER RELATED PHENOMENA.
THURSDAY...FLOOD INSURANCE
FRIDAY...FLOOD SAFETY

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

JOEL LANIER
NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32306-4509
RICHARD.J.LANIER@NOAA.GOV

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LANIER


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