2009 Flood Awareness Week - Monday March 16

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK, MARCH 16-20, 2009.

MONDAY MARCH 16...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 GOOD IS THE FORECAST?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT AHPS IS AVAILABLE AT: http://www.weather.gov/floodsafety/ahps.shtml

 


Return to News Archive

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.