Flood Partners: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 5
POSTED: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 2:04pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — 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.
Here are some great tools from reliable partners:
American Red Cross:
- Family Disaster Plan: www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH):
- Flood Safety Information: www.flash.org/peril_flood.php
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
United States Army Corps of Engineers
- Flood Information: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/EmergencyOperations/Floods.aspx
- United States Geological Survey
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.
As we wrap up the 2014 Flood Safety Awareness Week, remember, 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.
To see yesterday's "Flood Resources" story, click here.
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