Ohio River Valley flood of March 1997
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Ohio River Valley flood of March 1997
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  • Alternative Title:
    Service assessment
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    "A NWS evaluation team was sent to the Ohio River Valley following severe weather events in early March of 1997 that produced extensive flash flooding and record river flooding across the region. The team focused on the hardest hit areas in the Ohio Valley including north central Kentucky and southwest Ohio. The team met with staff members of NWS offices in Louisville, Kentucky, and Wilmington, Ohio, the Ohio River Forecast Center (OHRFC), and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction's (NCEP) Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC), as well as with State Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs) in both Kentucky and Ohio. The survey provides an evaluation of the NWS weather forecasting and warning program and offers recommendations for improvements in products and services. The survey team wishes to thank all of the NWS personnel and state EMA officials that contributed information to the team
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