TOOLBOX: NOAA Launches New Flood Forecast

October 3, 2001


Reporters in some flood-prone communities now have a new forecast tool to help their audience anticipate floods. On Sept. 1, 2001, the Natl. Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. unveiled a 5-day flood forecast "test product" covering coastal states from NJ to TX. Press releaseWeb site. Inland floods cause a major share of the deaths, injuries, and property damage from hurricanes. Major hurricanes are still possible during the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season. See August 22, 2001, TipSheet. NOAA already operates a national network of daily river forecasts.