The National Weather Service works with and relies on strategic partners involved in river observations,
reservoir management, floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, and flood preparedness and
safety to reduce the loss of life and property due to floods. Today we are sharing some great tools from
several of our partners.
American Red Cross
Family Disaster Plan: www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
Flood Safety Information: www.flash.org/peril_flood.php
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Safety Information: www.ready.gov.
Safety Kit Assembly: www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
Property Protection and Flood Insurance: www.floodsmart.gov.
Assess Your Flood Risk: https://msc.fema.gov.
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Flood Information: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/EmergencyOperations/Floods.aspx
United States Geological Survey
Water Watch: http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php?id=ww
Water Alert - National Water Information System: http://maps.waterdata.usgs.gov/mapper/wateralert/
The National Weather Service works with many key partners to complete the mission of protecting life
and property. Some additional key partners are the National Hydrologic Warning Council, Association of
State Floodplain Managers, the National Safety Council, media outlets, and many other government and
private sector organizations. For more information about any of our partners, or to learn about partners
local to your area, contact your local NWS office.
As we wrap up the 2014 Flood Safety Awareness Week, remember, flooding can occur in any of the fifty
states or U.S. territories at any time of the year. Prepare yourself, your family, and your home. Be aware
of potential flooding in your area, Turn Around Don’t Drown, and help make the U.S. a more Weather
Ready Nation! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/