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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
600 AM EDT MON MAR 16 2015

...THIS WEEK IS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...

TODAYS TOPIC IS NOAAS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ADVANCED 
HYDROLOGICAL PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS).

AHPS IS AN ONGOING EFFORT TO MODERNIZE FLOOD FORECASTING SERVICES. 
IT PROVIDES IMPROVED RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS AND WATER INFORMATION 
ACROSS AMERICA TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY AND ENSURE THE NATIONS 
ECONOMIC WELL-BEING. 

EVERYONE WHO MAKES DECISIONS BASED ON WATER...INCLUDING FARMERS... 
RIVER BOAT PILOTS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS...MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY 
OFFICIALS...RECREATIONISTS AND DAM OPERATORS...CAN BENEFIT FROM 
AHPS. BECAUSE EVERY MINUTE COUNTS...AHPS WILL HELP EMERGENCY 
MANAGERS BE MORE PROACTIVE TO FIGHT A FLOOD. AHPS PROVIDES 
INFORMATION FOR COMMUNITY LEADERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS TO MAKE BETTER 
LIFE- AND PROPERTY-SAVING DECISIONS BEFORE A FLOOD. THE NAVIGATION 
COMMUNITY WILL BE ABLE TO PLAN WITH BETTER CONFIDENCE AND OPTIMIZE 
BARGE AND SHIPPING OPERATIONS...SAVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH 
YEAR. RECREATIONAL USERS WILL BE ABLE TO STAY OUT OF HARMS WAY. 

AHPS...WITH ITS SUITE OF ENHANCED INFORMATION...PROVIDES THE PUBLIC 
WITH MORE DETAILED AND ACCURATE ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING 
QUESTIONS...HOW HIGH WILL THE RIVERS RISE...WHEN WILL THE RIVER 
REACH ITS PEAK...WHERE WILL THE FLOODING OCCUR...HOW LONG WILL THE 
FLOOD LAST...HOW LONG WILL THE DROUGHT LAST...HOW CERTAIN IS THE 
FORECAST.

TO ACCESS AHPS FOR THE NWS NEW YORK NY SERVICE AREA GO TO THE 
FOLLOWING WEB SITE.

HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=OKX

THE TOPICS THAT WE WILL FOCUS ON THE REST OF THIS WEEK ARE... 
TUESDAY...TURN AROUND DONT DROWN.
WEDNESDAY...FLOODING AND RELATED PHENOMENA.
THURSDAY...FLOOD INSURANCE.
FRIDAY...FLOOD SAFETY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FLOOD AWARENESS WEEK USE THIS WEB SITE...

HTTP://WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV

IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...CONTACT GARY CONTE AT 
GARY.CONTE@NOAA.GOV OR NANCY FURBUSH AT NANCY.FURBUSH@NOAA.GOV.




















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