New flood preparedness tool available for the Mason City area

New flood preparedness tool available for the Mason City area

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The National Weather Service (NWS) collaborated with the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) to develop a library of flood inundation maps.

US: An online flood preparedness tool, which will help emergency managers improve flood warnings and response, has been developed for the Winnebago River at Mason City, Iowa.

The map is available from two sources. The first source is the National Weather Center Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) website. The second source is the Iowa Flood Center’s Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS).

The National Weather Service (NWS) collaborated with the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) to develop a library of flood inundation maps. The final version of these flood inundation maps is the culmination of a partnership between the IFC, the Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management Agency, the NOAA Central Region-Regional Collaboration Team, and the NWS.

Source: University of Iowa