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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
800 AM EDT FRI APR 10 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED APRIL 6 TO APRIL 10 AS
FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA. THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT
FLOOD TOPIC EACH DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK.

TODAY`S TOPIC: PARTNER RESOURCES

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 2015 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/

YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT DAVID NICOSIA WARNING COORDINATION
METEOROLOGIST FOR NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON AT
607-770-9531 X 223 OR VIA EMAIL AT DAVID.NICOSIA@NOAA.GOV

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DAVID J. NICOSIA
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY



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