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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME  
553 AM EDT FRI MAR 15 2019  
   
..FLOOD SAFETY PREPAREDNESS WEEK CONTINUES
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES IN MAINE HAVE DECLARED MARCH  
11TH THROUGH MARCH 15TH AS FLOOD SAFETY PREPAREDNESS WEEK. THE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A  
DIFFERENT FLOOD TOPIC EACH DAY DURING THE 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.  
 
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 (USACE) FLOOD INFORMATION:  
HTTPS://WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/EMERGENCYOPERATIONS/FLOODS.ASPX  
 
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)  
WATER WATCH: HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP?ID=WW  
WATER ALERT: HTTP://MAPS.WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/MAPPER/WATERALERT  
USGS MAINE: HTTPS://WWW.USGS.GOV/CENTERS/NEW-ENGLAND-WATER  
 
MAINE FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM  
WWW.MAINE.GOV/DACF/FLOOD/INDEX.SHTML  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS WITH MANY KEY PARTNERS TO  
COMPLETE ITS 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 2019 FLOOD SAFETY PREPAREDNESS WEEK, REMEMBER THAT  
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!  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NWS OFFICE BY  
EMAILING DONALD.DUMONT@NOAA.GOV  
 
SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY - DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FLOOD  
WATCH AND A FLOOD WARNING? THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU  
ISSUES A FLOOD WATCH TO MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR  
FLOODING DUE TO FAVORABLE CONDITIONS SUCH AS HEAVY RAIN OR RIVER ICE  
BREAKUP. IF A FLOOD WATCH IS ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, STAY ALERT FOR  
RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS AND FORECAST UPDATES, ESPECIALLY IF YOU  
LIVE ALONG A RIVER OR STREAM OR IN A LOW-LYING AREA. A FLOOD WARNING  
IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR ALREADY OCCURRING.  
IF YOU HEAR A FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, DON'T  
HESITATE. GET TO SAFETY IMMEDIATELY.  
 

 
 
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