Flooding in Maryville, Tenn. (Photo Submitted by Timothy Blais)
AHPS helps farmers, emergency managers, municipal water supply officials, recreationists and dam operators make important decisions. AHPS provides information that helps officials make life-saving decisions for evacuating people or moving property before a flood.
AHPS answers the following questions:
-How high will the river rise?
-When will the river reach its peak?
-Where will the flooding occur?
-How long with the flood last?
Additional information about AHPS is available on the National Weather Service’s Web site, www.weather.gov/ahps. To view the full week of topics covered in National Flood Awareness week, visit www.weather.gov/gjt.
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