Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
655 AM EDT WED APR 08 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) IN MOUNT HOLLY, NJ HAS DECLARED
APRIL 6TH THROUGH APRIL 10TH AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. EACH
DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A
DIFFERENT FLOOD RELATED TOPIC.

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WATCH AND WARNING - IT`S VITAL TO YOUR
SAFETY TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WATCH AND WARNING.

WATCH - GET READY! A WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN A SPECIFIC WEATHER HAZARD
IS POSSIBLE. FOR EXAMPLE, IF CONDITIONS ARE SUCH THAT FLOODING MAY
OCCUR, A WATCH WILL BE ISSUED. FLOODING IS NOT YET OCCURRING WHEN A
WATCH IS ISSUED. THIS GIVES YOU TIME TO GET PREPARED. IF YOUR HOME
IS IN A LOW LYING AREA, YOU CAN PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF FLOOD
WATERS IMPACTING THE STRUCTURE. YOU CAN ALSO PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTES
FOR GETTING TO HOME, WORK OR SCHOOL IF YOU KNOW CERTAIN ROADS YOU
USUALLY TAKE COULD BE COVERED BY WATER. THE WATCH ALSO GIVES YOU A
CHANCE TO TEST YOUR COMMUNICATIONS PLAN AND ALERT FAMILY AND FRIENDS
TO THE THREAT OF DANGEROUS WATER.

WARNING - TAKE ACTION! A WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A SPECIFIC WEATHER
HAZARD IS CURRENTLY OCCURRING OR WILL BE OCCURRING VERY SOON. IF A
FLOOD OR FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED AND YOU ARE IN A FLOOD PRONE
AREA MOVE IMMEDIATELY TO HIGH GROUND. FOLLOW EVACUATION ORDERS IF
THEY ARE ISSUED. IF YOU ENCOUNTER A ROADWAY THAT IS COVERED IN
WATER, DO NOT ENTER THE WATER! TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN! IT IS NEVER
SAFE TO DRIVE OR WALK THROUGH FLOOD WATERS.

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