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NOAA                               

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

http://www.noaa.gov/

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community. "The National Weather Service is the primary federal agecny responsible for monitoring the nation’s weather and climate observations. Nws is also responsible for issuing watches and warning for severe weather events, including floods and flash floods. Within the nws, there are a number of programs, products and services that are useful to emergency managers, floodplain managers and the general public. Some of these are listed below with web links.

In Texas, there are 13 weather forecast offices that serve the 254 counties in the state. These forecast offices are listed below with web links. Each forecast office has localized versions of the many programs, products and services we have highlighted. You should always visit your local weather forecast office website for local radar, real-time streamflow data, weather watches and warnings, skywarn training schedules, weather graphics, current weather observations and other information. In addition to the 13 forecast offices, texas is served by nws southern region headquarters and three river forecast centers. Links provided below.

PROGRAMS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

NATIONAL WARNINGS:

http://www.weather.gov/view/nationalwarnings.php?map=on

NATIONAL WEATHER HAZARDS:


http://www.srh.noaa.gov/index.php

NATIONAL RADAR:

http://www.weather.gov/radar_tab.php

ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS)

http://water.weather.gov/ahps/about/about.php

AHPS IN TEXAS: (REAL TIME OBSERVATIONS OF RIVERS AND LAKES)

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=ewx

TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN (TADD)

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/water/tadd/index.shtml

NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS:

http://www.weather.gov/nwr/

NOAA WEATHER RADIO IN TEXAS:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/Maps/PHP/texas.php

STORMREADY

http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/

STORMREADY IN TEXAS:

http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/com-maps/tx-com.htm

SKYWARN – STORM SPOTTER TRAINING
(FOR LOCAL SKYWARN TRAINING SCHEDULES PLEASE SEE LOCAL FORECAST OFFICE WEBSITE)


http://www.weather.gov/skywarn/

WEATHER SAFETY PROGRAMS & CAMPAIGNS

http://www.weather.gov/safety.php

FLOOD SAFETY : (FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK – MARCH 14-18, 2011)

http://www.weather.gov/floodsafety/index.shtml

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: (HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK – MAY 22-28, 2011)

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.shtml

LIGHTNING SAFETY: (LIGHTNING SAFETY WEEK – JUNE 19-25, 2011)

http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/ 

ADDITIONAL WEBSITES FOR MORE WEATHER AND FLOOD INFORMATION:SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS:


http://www.srh.noaa.gov/index.php

WEST GULF RIVER FORECAST CENTER:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/index.php

ARKANSAS RED BASIN RIVER FORECAST CENTER:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/index.php

LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER FORECAST CENTER:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/ 

WEBSITES FOR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES THAT SERVE TEXAS:

AMARILLO NWS AREA FIELD OFFICE


http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ama/

AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO AREA FIELD OFFICE

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx/

BROWNSVILLE AREA FIELD OFFICE

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bro/

CORPUS CHRISTI AREA FIELD OFFICE

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/crp/

DALLAS/FT. WORTH WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/

EL PASO WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/elp/

HOUSTON/GALVESTON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hgx/

LUBBOCK WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lub/

MIDLAND/ODESSA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/maf/

SAN ANGELO WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/sjt/

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE (SERVES A PORTION OF NW TEXAS)

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE (SERVES A PORTION OF SE TEXAS)

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lch/

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE (SERVES A PORTION OF NE TEXAS)

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/shv/

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FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency                

http://www.fema.gov/

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

DISASTER. It strikes anytime, anywhere. It takes many forms -- a hurricane, an earthquake, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences.

On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

ABOUT FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/about/index.shtm

DISASTERS & MAPS 

http://www.fema.gov/hazard/index.shtm

DISASTER SURVIVOR ASSISTANCE

http://www.fema.gov/disaster-survivor-assistance

DECLARED DISASTERS

http://www.fema.gov/disasters?field_state_tid=All&field_disaster_type_term_tid=All&field_disaster_declaration_type_value=All&items_per_page=10&page=7

PLAN, PREPARE, AND MITIGATE

http://www.fema.gov/plan-prepare-mitigate

FIND A FLOOD MAP ONLINE 

http://msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/FemaWelcomeView?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1

HAZARD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE
 

http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance

NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

FLOOD HAZARD MAPPING

http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-flood-hazard-mapping

 

FEMA REGION VI

http://www.fema.gov/region-vi
 

FEMA REGION VI CONTACTS

 

http://www.fema.gov/region-vi-contact-us
 

NEWS RELEASES FOR REGION VI

 

http://www.fema.gov/news-releasesfield_state_term_tid=60&field_state_term_tid_1=All&items_per_page=25
 

STANLEY AND STELLA EDUCATE KIDS

http://www.fema.gov/blog/2012-07-16/flat-stanley-and-flat-stella-join-fema

 

Disaster Assistance                    

Access to Disaster Help and Resources

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

DISASTER ASSISTANCE.GOV – ABOUT US
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/about-us

FINDING DISASTER ASSISTANCE
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disaster-assistance

DISASTER INFORMATION
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disasterinformation/index.shtm

IMMEDIATE NEEDS
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disasterinformation/immediate-needs.shtm

MOVING FORWARD
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disasterinformation/moving-forward.shtm

DISASTER TYPES
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disasterinformation/disaster-types.shtm

FLOOD DISASTER
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disasterinformation/flood.shtm

HURRICANE DISASTER
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disasterinformation/hurricane.shtm

TORNADO DISASTER
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disasterinformation/tornado.shtm

WILDFIRE DISASTER
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disasterinformation/wildfires.shtm

Ready America

Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.

http://www.ready.gov/

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

GET A SURVIVAL KIT
http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/index.html

MAKE A DISASTER PLAN
http://www.ready.gov/america/makeaplan/index.html

BE INFORMED – ALL DISASTERS
http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/index.html

BE INFORMED ABOUT FLOODS
http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/floods.html

FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS
http://www.ready.gov/floodawareness/index.html

GET READY – FOR KIDS
http://www.ready.gov/kids/index.html

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CDC                                                              

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People, Reducing Health Costs
http://www.cdc.gov/

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
http://emergency.cdc.gov/

PREPAREDNESS FOR ALL HAZARDS
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/hazards-all.asp

NATURAL DISASTERS AND SEVERE WEATHER
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/

FLOODS
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/

HURRICANES
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/

TORNADOES
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/tornadoes/

WILDFIRES
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/

EXTREME HEAT
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/

WINTER WEATHER
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/

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REMEMBER THE STANDARD HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICY DOES NOT COVER RISING WATER! 
PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY FROM A FINANCIAL LOSS DUE TO FLOODING - PURCHASE A FLOOD INSURANCE POLICY TODAY!

 

NFIP                                                           

National Flood Insurance Program

http://www.floodsmart.gov/

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

ABOUT THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/ffr_overview.jsp

FLOOD FACTS
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flood_facts.jsp

FLOODING AND FLOOD RISKS
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/ffr_overview.jsp

WHAT CAUSES FLOODING?
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/what_causes_flooding.jsp

FLASH FLOOD
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/flash_floods.jsp

HEAVY RAIN
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/heavy_rains.jsp

HURRICANES AND TROPICAL STORMS
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/tropical_storms_hurricanes.jsp

FLOOD RISK - LEVEES
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/levees.jsp

FLOOD RISK – LEVEE SIMULATOR
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/levee_simulator.jsp

UNDERSTANDING FLOOD MAPS
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/understanding_flood_maps.jsp

WHAT COULD FLOODING COST YOU? – AN INTERACTIVE SITE
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/the_cost_of_flooding.jsp

FLOOD INSURANCE – RESIDENTIAL COVERAGE – HOW CAN I GET COVERED?
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/residential_coverage/rc_overview.jsp

FLOOD INSURANCE – FIND AN AGENT
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/choose_your_policy/agent_locator.jsp

FLOOD INSURANCE – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/faqs.jsp

FLOOD INSURANCE – FILE YOUR CLAIM
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/preparation_recovery/file_your_claim.jsp

USGS                                                                          

United States Geological Survey

http://water.usgs.gov

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects information needed to understand the Nation's water resources, and provides access to water data, publications, and maps, as well as to recent water projects and events.

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

TEXAS WATER SCIENCE CENTER
http://tx.usgs.gov/

U.S.G.S. REAL-TIME DATA FOR TEXAS - STREAMFLOW
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/current/?type=flow

U.S.G.S. REAL-TIME DATA FOR TEXAS – LAKES AND RESERVOIRS
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/current?type=lake&group_key=basin_cd&search_site_no_station_nm=&format=pre

TEXAS RESERVOIR STORAGE SUMMARY – (site maintained by TWDB)
http://wiid.twdb.state.tx.us/ims/resinfo/BushButton/lakeStatus.asp

TODAY’S WEATHER CONDITIONS – WATER WATCH
http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/new/

TODAY’S WEATHER CONDITIONS – MAP OF FLOOD AND HIGH FLOW CONDITIONS
http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/new/?id=ww_flood

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY – FLOOD INUNDATION MAPPING SCIENCE
http://water.usgs.gov/osw/flood_inundation/

INLAND STORM-TIDE MONITORING
http://water.usgs.gov/osw/programs/storm_surge1.html

NATURAL HAZARDS
http://www.usgs.gov/natural_hazards/

FLOOD HAZARDS – A NATIONAL THREAT
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3026/

HURRICANE HAZARDS – A NATIONAL THREAT
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2005/3121/

PEAK STREAMFLOW ON TEXAS STREAMS

Find the stream gage of interest in the index and then click on the Station Number. Then click on Table to see Historic streamflow peaks at that site location. Great information on height and flow of historic floods.

http://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/peak?state_cd=tx&format=station_list&sort_key=site_no&group_key=NONE&set_logscale_y=1&date_format=YYYY-MM-DD&rdb_compression=file&hn2_compression=file&list_of_search_criteria=state_cd

THREATENED & DISCONTINUED STREAM GAGES IN TEXAS

In September, 2100 Texas could lose 30 stream gages due to budget cuts. Stream gages are an integral part of our ability to forecast and track floods. Loss of gages could imperial communities at risk of flooding. Check the list below to see if a gage near you is in danger of being discontinued.

http://water.usgs.gov/osw/tx_base.html

RESCUED STREAM GAGES
http://txpub.usgs.gov/public/riskgages/default.aspx?show=saved

USGS WATER ALERT
http://water.usgs.gov/wateralert/

USACE

United States Army Corps of Engineers

http://www.usace.army.mil/Pages/default.aspx

Provide vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

NEWS RELEASE
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form an innovative partnership of federal agencies to address America’s growing water resources challenges.
http://www.usace.army.mil/CEPA/NewsReleases/Pages/WaterResourceManagementPartner.aspx

EMERGENCY RESPONSE
http://www.usace.army.mil/Emergency/Pages/home.aspx

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS OVERVIEW
http://www.usace.army.mil/Emergency/Pages/EmergencyOps.aspx

FLOOD CONTROL AND COASTAL EMERGENCIES
http://www.usace.army.mil/Emergency/Pages/FloodControlCoastEmerg.aspx

LEVEE SAFETY PROGRAM
http://www.usace.army.mil/LeveeSafety/Pages/main.aspx

CLEAN WATER ACT – SECTION 404 PERMITS
http://www.usace.army.mil/CECW/Documents/cecwo/reg/mou/cwaag.pdf

FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
http://www.usace.army.mil/CECW/Documents/cecwo/reg/eo11988.pdf

HOMELAND SECURITY
http://www.usace.army.mil/CECW/Pages/cecwhs_index.aspx

REGULATORY PERMITS
http://www.usace.army.mil/CECW/Pages/cecwo_reg.aspx

Within Texas, there are two Army Corps Divisions. The South Pacific Division includes the Albuquerque District which covers West Texas and the Southwestern Division which has three Districts which cover the remainder of Texas, the Fort Worth District, the Galveston District and the Tulsa District.

ALBUQUERQUE DISTRICT OFFICE
http://www.spa.usace.army.mil/

SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION
http://www.swd.usace.army.mil/

FORT WORTH DISTRICT OFFICE
http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/index.asp

GALVESTON DISTRICT OFFICE
http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/

TULSA DISTRICT OFFICE
http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/

STATUS OF ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND 
OTHER LAKES IN THE FORT WORTH DISTRICT
http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/reports/fish.htm


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