POLICY REFERENCES

FLOOD STATEMENT

 
PRODUCT:  Flood Statement (FLS)

REFERENCE: WSOM Chapter E-42, Section 5.3

ISSUED BY:  Offices with HSA Responsibility

PURPOSE:  The FLS is a notification used to provide updated and expanded information regarding an ongoing river flood.  The FLS may also be used instead of a flood warning (FLW) for those cases where flooding is imminent or occurring but poses no threat to life or property.

CHANGES:  Consult the latest guidance from SRH HSB for a listing of offices who have HSA responsibility and an outline of their areas of concern.

COMMENTS: The FLS should be issued to provide updated and/or revised information regarding the observed stage or forecast crest.  FLSs should be prepared and disseminated at periodic intervals until the river of concern has dropped below flood stage.  A FLS should not be used to extend or change the area of a flood warning.  A new FLW should be used for this purpose.

CONTACT:  Larry Vannozzi, W/SR1x4, (817) 978-2652 x 106
   Ben Weiger, W/SR2, (817) 978-2674 x 118

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Last updated September 14, 2000
Dianna Taylor