Flood Awareness Week Day 3

...DAY 3 OF 2009 NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREEN BAY INVITES YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK, MARCH 16-20, 2009.

TODAYS THEME IS FLOODING. FLOODS OCCUR NATIONWIDE AND ARE THE DEADLIEST WEATHER RELATED KILLER IN THE UNITED STATES.  FROM RIVER FLOODING..TO URBAN FLOODING...TO FLASH FLOODING...FLOODING CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING...SO YOU NEED TO KEEP INFORMED OF DEVELOPING FLOOD SITUATIONS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION TO AVOID DANGER.

HERE ARE SOME TERMS WE USE TO INFORM YOU OF THE FLOOD THREAT.

A FLOOD WATCH OR FLASH FLOOD WATCH INDICATES THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING TO HAPPEN.

A FLOOD WARNING OR FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

MINOR FLOODING IS WHEN MINIMAL OR NO PROPERTY DAMAGE IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR...BUT THE FLOODING COULD POSSIBLY CAUSE SOME PUBLIC THREAT OR INCONVENIENCE.

MODERATE FLOODING IS WHEN SOME INUNDATION OF STRUCTURES AND ROADS NEAR STREAMS WILL OCCUR. SOME EVACUATIONS OF PEOPLE AND/OR A TRANSFER OF PROPERTY TO HITCHER ELEVATIONS ARE NECESSARY.

MAJOR FLOODING IS WHEN THERE IS EXTENSIVE INUNDATION OF STRUCTURES AND ROADS ALONG WITH POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT EVACUATIONS OF PEOPLE AND/OR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY TO HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT AHPS AND FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IS AVAILABLE AT:

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FLOODSAFETY

 



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