National Flood Safety Awareness Week, Day 1

...2010 NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) INVITES YOUR PARTICIPATION IN
THE THIRD ANNUAL NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK,
MARCH 15TH TO MARCH 19TH...2010.

TODAYS 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 FROM FLOOD AND OTHER WATER HAZARDS.

AHPS PROVIDES YOU WITH EARLIER AND BETTER FLOOD WARNINGS...HELPS
EMERGENCY MANAGERS TO BE BETTER PREPARED TO DEFEND THEIR
COMMUNITIES FROM FLOODS...AND HELPS RECREATIONAL WATER USERS STAY
OUT OF HARMS WAY.

AHPS ENABLES YOU TO GET RELIABLE ANSWERS TO SUCH QUESTIONS AS:

      * HOW HIGH WILL THE RIVER RISE?
      * WHEN WILL THE RIVER CREST?
      * WHERE WILL IT FLOOD?
      * HOW LONG WILL THE FLOOD LAST?
      * HOW LONG WILL THE DROUGHT LAST?
      * HOW GOOD IS THE FORECAST?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT AHPS AND FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK
IS AVAILABLE AT:
                    www.floodsafety.noaa.gov



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