Flood Safety Awareness Week - AHPS

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
300 PM EST MON MAR 14 2011

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

...MONDAY IS DAY 1 OF 2011 NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INVITES YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ITS
ANNUAL NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK, MARCH 14-18, 2011.

MONDAY`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 OUR PARTNERS IN PROTECTING LIFE AND
PROPERTY RANGING FROM FLOODS TO DROUGHTS.

AHPS PROVIDES TIMELY AND USER-FRIENDLY TEXT AND GRAPHICAL FORECASTS
WHICH ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR EMERGENCY MANAGERS TO MAKE BETTER
LIFE-SAVING DECISIONS ABOUT ESCAPE ROUTES, EVACUATING PEOPLE OR
MOVING PROPERTY BEFORE A FLOOD. AHPS ALSO ASSISTS AUTHORITIES TO
MANAGE WATER RESOURCES DURING DROUGHTS AFFECTING AGRICULTURE,
NAVIGATION, POWER GENERATION AND WATER SUPPLY.

AHPS, WITH ITS SUITE OF ENHANCED INFORMATION, PROVIDES THE PUBLIC
WITH MORE DETAILED AND ACCURATE ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

- HOW HIGH WILL THE RIVERS RISE?
- WHEN WILL THE RIVER REACH ITS PEAK?
- WHERE WILL THE FLOODING OCCUR?
- HOW LONG WILL THE FLOOD LAST?
- HOW CERTAIN IS THE FORECAST?
- HOW MUCH WATER WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING A DROUGHT?

AHPS GRAPHICAL PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE AT NWS TALLAHASSEE`S WEB SITE
AT:

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IS AVAILABLE
AT:

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FLOODSAFETY/

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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