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The National Weather Service has declared March 16 through March 22 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The National Weather Service in Albany, NY will feature information about a different flood topic each weekday during the awareness week, including preparedness, the Turn Around Don't Drown program, understanding types of flood hazards, NWS hydrologic services and services from some of our partners.

Nearly every day, flooding happens somewhere in the United States or its territories.  Flooding can occur in any of the fifty states or U.S. territories at any time of the year. It causes more damage in the United States than any other weather related event. On average, floods cause eight billion dollars in damages and eighty nine fatalities annually.  Please help us to promote this important message to help save lives, protect property and enhance the national economy.

The Albany, NY National Weather Service will be sending out a public information statement each weekday morning during Flood Safety Awareness Week with flood safety information. These statements will be posted in the headline section of our website at

We will also be tweeting several times a day and posting at least daily on Facebook with relevant flood safety and preparedness tips - feel free to retweet and share them! We're on Twitter @NWSAlbany and on Facebook at

Our national flood safety website has recently been redesigned and is available here For more details about Flood Safety Awareness Week, including sample tweets visit For current river forecasts, visit the Albany, NY Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service page at


If you have any questions about NWS hydrologic services or flood safety, please contact us at