Pennsylvania Flood Safety Week
The week of March 27, 2017 is Pennsylvania Flood Safety Awareness Week. For more info go to
FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK, March 27th-31st, 2017A.H.P.S. (The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service)
WHAT IS AHPS?
AHPS IS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE'S ONGOING EFFORT TO MODERNIZE OUR HYDROLOGIC SERVICES. AHPS PROVIDES IMPROVED RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS...AND WATER INFORMATION ACROSS AMERICA TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY...AND TO ENSURE THE NATION'S ECONOMIC WELL-BEING.
AHPS GRAPHICAL PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR WEB SITE...CLICK ON THE Rivers and Lakes LINK.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM AHPS?
EVERYONE WHO MAKES DECISIONS BASED ON WATER...INCLUDING FARMERS...RIVER BOAT PILOTS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS...MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY OFFICIALS...RECREATIONAL BOATERS AND WATER SKIERS...FISHERMEN...AND DAM OPERATORS. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE CAN ALL BENEFIT FROM AHPS.
WHAT WILL AHPS DO FOR ME?
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-SAVING DECISIONS ABOUT EVACUATING PEOPLE OR MOVING PROPERTY 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 HARM'S WAY. AHPS...WITH ITS SUITE OF ENHANCED INFORMATION...PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH MORE DETAILED AND ACCURATE ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: