The National Weather Service Flood Safety Awareness Week Begins March 27. Considering we experience flooding in our area rather often, it is likely worth your time to check out the National Weather Service flood safety week web page at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/spring-safety
The week starts out with information on the continuing effort to modernize the hydrologic information that enables the general public to be aware of water levels in bodies of water in their areas. An interactive, real time hydrologic map of PA is available at the PA hydrologic map
Toward the bottom of Monday’s page are a couple downloads in .pdf format that may be of interest.
One of my favorite topics is the “Turn Around Don’t Drown” information that is available, that EVERYONE should follow. If people do not follow the simple phrase they are risking not only their own life and those who may be in the vehicle with them but also the lives of the rescue responders. The “Turn Around Don’t Drown” campaign is highlighted Tuesday.
The balance of the week includes; the causes and severity of floods, flood insurance and flood safety.
Please take some time to refresh yourself of flooding issues and the safety points that everyone should be aware of.
This information is posted in cooperation with the Quad County Amateur Radio Club, by Public Information Officer WA3UFN.