Public Information Statement
Statement as of 4:20 am EDT on March 17, 2014
the National Weather Service has declared March 16 through March 22
as flood safety awareness week. The National Weather Service in
Peachtree City will feature information about a different flood
topic each day.
The topic today: flood safety - preparedness and awareness
Nearly every day... flooding happens somewhere in the United States
or its territories. Flooding can occur in any of the fifty states
or U.S. Territories at any time of the year. It causes more damage
in the U.S. Than any other weather related event. On average...
floods cause eight billion dollars in damages and eighty nine
fatalities annually. Being prepared and knowing how to stay safe
will help you and your loved ones survive a flood.
knowing your flood risk is the best way to prepare for flooding.
Find out which flooding hazards impact your state at
floodsafety.NOAA.Gov. On this site you can also find many tips for
what to do before... during and after a flood. Research if you live
in a flood plain by visiting fema at MSC.Fema.Gov or Georgia dnr at
find the latest forecasts and hazardous weather conditions at
weather.Gov and water.Weather.Gov. Forecasters in NWS offices work
around the clock to ensure watches... warnings and advisories are
issued to alert the public to hazardous conditions. The same
information is available on your Mobile device at
Mobile.Weather.Gov. Some smart phones are able to receive Flash
Flood Warning alerts via the wireless emergency alerts system. Visit
www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/com/weatherreadynation/Wea.Html for more
Another tool to alert you to hazardous conditions is NOAA all
hazards radio. This nationwide network of radio stations broadcasts
continuous weather... river and other emergency information direct
from NWS offices and emergency officials. For more
information... visit www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/NWR/
Stay safe during a flood by knowing your risk and where to get the
latest forecast and hazard information. Be a force of nature!
Join US tomorrow for information on the NWS turn around do not drown