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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE LA
730 AM CDT THU MAR 20 2014

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH
MARCH 22...2014 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE
LOUISIANA 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...WWW.WEATHER.GOV...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 (A H P S)
A H P S PROVIDES A SUITE OF RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS AND WATER
INFORMATION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.  A H P S HELPS ENSURE THE
NATION`S ECONOMIC WELL-BEING BY PROVIDING IMMEDIATE AND UP-TO-DATE
WATER DATA AND GRAPHICS. WATER.WEATHER.GOV

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.  NOAA...NWS AND NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE ARE COLLABORATING
WITH THE USGS...USACE...FEMA AND OTHER PARTNERS TO DEVELOP THESE
INUNDATION MAPS FOR FLOODING.
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/INUNDATION.PHP

WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER (W P C) FORECASTS
THE W P C PROVIDES PRECIPITATION FORECASTS FOR THE ENTIRE
U.S....INCLUDING PUERTO RICO. W P C ALSO ISSUES EXCESSIVE RAINFALL
FORECASTS...SHORT-RANGE DISCUSSIONS ON HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS...AND
SNOWFALL AND FREEZING RAIN PROBABILITIES. WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/

NWS RIVER FORECAST CENTERS (R F C`S)
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS A NETWORK OF THIRTEEN R F C`S
ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. THE R F C COLLECTS...PROCESSES...AND
PROVIDES WATER RESOURCE AND RIVER FORECASTS AND INFORMATION FOR
MAJOR RIVER BASINS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RFC/RFC.PHP

FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEBSITE
ON THIS PAGE...YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO
BEFORE...DURING AND AFTER A FLOOD. WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV

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! WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/

JOIN US TOMORROW ON THE FINAL DAY OF FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK TO
FIND OUT ABOUT SOME GREAT FLOOD RESOURCES OFFERED BY SEVERAL NWS
PARTNERS!

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