National Flood Safety Awareness Week - March 19-23 ...Updated Info...

Flooding is a coast to coast threat to the United States in all months of the year.  National Flood Awareness Week is intended to highlight the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property.   During Flood Safety Awareness Week, a different threat will be discussed each day.  A Public Information Statement will be issued each morning during Flood Safety Awareness Week and aired on NOAA All Hazards Radio.

Media is encouraged to promote Flood Safety Awareness Week to help educate and raise flood awareness for North Dakotan’s.  NOAA’s National Weather Service will be happy to grant interviews on flooding topics. 

National Flood Safety Awareness Week Topics:

  • Monday...Advanced Hydrlogic Prediction Service
  • Turn Around Don’t Drown
  • Flooding and Related Phenomena
  • Flood Insurance
  • Flood Safety

For detailed information about flooding and the topics listed, please visit NOAA’s National Weather Service web page supporting Flood Safety Awareness Week.  Click Here to visit the site.

NWS and Weather Channel partnered video "Cyclone:Second Wave"

The National Weather Service, in partnership with The Weather Channel (TWC), has developed a flood safety DVD debuting this Sunday evening. The feature length is 22 minutes long.  Included in the DVD are three 2-minute Vignettes.  The viewing schedule is as follows:

Full 22 Minute Show
Sunday March 18th:  5 PM
Saturday March 24th:  5 PM, 7 PM, and 11 PM

Public Service Announcements (Three 2-Minute Vignettes)
Tuesday March 20th - Thursday March 22nd:  The three vignettes will be shown on consecutive nights between 9-11 PM as part of the TWC "Evening Edition" Program

Beginning June 1, vignettes will be shown periodically during Hurricane season

The DVD covers 3 topical areas:  1) Inland Flooding from Tropical Cyclones; 2) The Flood Severity Scale; and 3) TADD.  Copies are being made and will be available in a few weeks.  Several NWS field and headquarters employees are interviewed in the DVD.

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