This is Flood Safety Awareness Week and time for preparedness at home and during travels

National Weather Service offices in New York State are observing Flood Safety Awareness Week and encouraging residents and property owners to be prepared for such potential events which can happen at any time of the year.

The week-long focus shares information about flood safety, including the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning, and what to do before, during and after a flood to not only help protect oneself, loved ones and others, but how to recover.

Further information is available at https://tinyurl.com/NWS-Flood-Safety.

Weather-Ready
Allegany Hope is a Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM and, due to Allegany County’s location being in or bordering three NWS forecast offices, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecast and other information from the NWS at Buffalo for Allegany County north and west, Binghamton for Steuben County east, and State College, Pa., for Potter and McKean counties in Pennsylvania, along with regional and national data.

Those interested in greater depth of daily weather information for their own or other specific areas can determine the components and timings for an entire week by using the links in our exclusive Weather Resources in the left column of this page or at http://tinyurl.com/Weather-Resources.

This source includes links to Doppler radar, along with temperatures, precipitation and rates, wind, and other weather factors during each 24-hour period, for specific areas of the county, region and nation.

Simply use the Search feature in the upper left corner of most NWS pages for any geographic location, and then click on the Hourly Weather Forecast graph in the lower right side of the local page for an hour-by-hour forecast for today and the next six days.

Bookmarking appropriate NWS pages can help obtain the most timely information on forecast changes.

Facebook assistance
“Join” our public group Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/Allegany-Hope-Facebook for greater opportunities to obtain more timely weather alerts in News Feed Notifications.

Our group page was developed due to Facebook disseminating only a small fraction of posts to regular Facebook pages.

With group Facebook pages, more information reaches reader Notifications; however, one still should click over to the main page from time-to-time, or as weather is evolving, to check for updates because all posts don’t appear in these Notifications.

Individuals also can use this website to obtain a continuous news flow.

Therefore, if someone has Liked our regular Facebook page, it is recommended that they un-Like it and Join the public group page due to the regular page no longer being used for news.