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Public Information Statement 18-08

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD

1055 AM EDT Weds Apr 18 2018

 

To:       Subscribers:

           -Family of Services

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

           -NOAAPort

           Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

From:     Mary Mullusky

          Chief, Water Resources Services Branch

 

Subject:  Soliciting comments until May 18, 2018, on the

          proposed termination of the NWS Hydrologic Information

          Center website

 

NWS is accepting comments until May 18, 2018, on a proposal to

terminate the Hydrologic Information Center (HIC) website at:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/hic

 

This legacy web site was launched many years ago to provide NWS

flood loss information to the general public and reports to the

US Army Corps of Engineers. The HIC website is now obsolete

because these detailed reports are no longer being generated.

The underlying data is available to the public through the NOAA

National Centers for Environmental Information. To ease the

transition for NWS data partners and users, a breakdown of the

options available for obtaining information normally found via

the HIC URL is provided below.

 

HIC Site Data Link: Alternative Link          

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Flood Damage Data currently at

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hic/ now at

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/

 

Fatality Data currently at

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/hic/flood_stats/recent_individual_deaths.shtml

now at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/hazstats.shtml (1996 to

present) or https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/

 

Spring Flood Outlook formerly at

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hic/nho/ now

at http://nws.noaa.gov/oh/index.html

 

Loss Reports currently at

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/hic/summaries/index.shtml now at

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/water/

 

flood Safety Info formerly at http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/

now at https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

 

NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed

with this change. If approved, NWS will send a Service Change

Notice giving 30 day notice of the termination date.

 

Send comments on this proposal to:

 

Kate Abshire

NOAA/NWS/WRSB

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-427-9535

kate.abshire@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm

 

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