Statement as of 01:35 am CDT on March 17, 2014
... Record daily maximum snowfall set at Jonesboro...
a record snowfall of trace inch(es) was set at Jonesboro yesterday.
This ties the old record of trace set in 2005.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:00 am CDT on March 17, 2014
The National Weather Service (nws) has declared March 17 through
March 21 as flood safety awareness week. The National Weather Service
in Memphis, Tennessee will feature information about a different
flood topic each day.
Today's topic: flood safety - preparedness and awareness
Floods happens somewhere in the United States nearly every day.
Flooding can occur in any state at any time of the year. Flooding
causes more damage in the United States than any other weather
related event. On average... floods cause eighty-nine fatalities
annually and eight billion dollars in damages. Being prepared and
knowing how to stay safe will help you and your loved ones survive a
knowing your flood risk is the best way to prepare for flooding. Link
to http://www.Srh.NOAA.Gov/Meg to check for current flood warnings.
You can find if you live in a flood plain by visiting
https://MSC.Fema.Gov. There are many tips for what to do before...
during and after a flood on our flood safety website at
find the latest flood forecasts at http://www.Srh.NOAA.Gov/Meg.
Forecasters in the Memphis NWS office work around the clock to ensure
flood watches... warnings... and advisories are issued to alert the
public floods. The same information is available on your Mobile
device at http://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
Another tool to alert you to hazardous conditions is NOAA all hazards
radio. This nationwide network of radio stations broadcasts
continuous flood and weather information direct from NWS offices. For
more information... visit www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/NWR/
Stay safe during a flood by knowing your risk and where to get the
latest flood warnings. Be a force of nature!
Join US tomorrow for information on the NWS turn around don't drown