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The NWS Office of Services produces outreach materials to help you prepare for weather emergencies. Many publications are ONLY available online, no printed copies are available. These publications say DOWNLOAD. You can order printed copies of SOME of the publications from your local NWS Office, the NOAA Education Outreach Center, or the American Red Cross. There is no charge for any of the publications. You need a free copy of Abobe reader to view pdf files.

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Tsunamis
Winter Storms
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Aviation

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Key to Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) and Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR)
National Aviation Brochure
ASOS Guide For Pilots, pdf


Boating/Marine

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Safe Boating Weather Tips, pdf
Marine Service Charts, Frequencies, schedules and locations of stations disseminating NWS products, pdf

Children

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Billy and Maria Coloring Book, pdf
Owlie Skywarn™: Watch Out...Storms Ahead, pdf
Owlie Skywarn: Tornadoes, pdf
Owlie Skywarn: Hurricane, pdf
Owlie Skywarn: Floods, pdf
Owlie Skywarn: Lightning, pdf
Owlie Skywarn: Winter Storms, pdf
How Do You Make a Weather Satellite, pdf
Weather Ranger Bookmark


Climate

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What is Climate Change?
What is Drought? 2 Page Fact Sheet
What is Drought?: 3 Page Fact Sheet
What is El Nino, La Nina and ENSO?: 2 Page fact sheet
What is El Nino, La Nina and ENSO?: 4 Page fact sheet
What is the Local 3-Month Temperature Outlook (L3MTO): short
What is the Local 3-month Temperature Outlook (L3MTO): long
NOAA’s Online Weather Data ( NOWData) Factsheet


Cooperative Observer Program
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Digital Services
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Digital Services Quadfold Brochure: pdf -- To print: set page scaling to "none," paper to legal)
NWS Digital Services Operations Concept: June 2004, pdf

Emergency Preparedness
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StormReady, StormReady Info
FEMA's Emergency Preparedness Materials, pdf
Red Cross: Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages, pdf


Floods

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Guide to Hydrologic Information on the Web, pdf
Flood Preparation and Flood Safety (Flood Insurance)
Turn Around Don't Drown™, NWS/NSC version, pdf
Tropical Cyclone Flooding: A Deadly Inland Danger
Flood...The Awesome Power/NSC version, pdf
Red Cross: Preparing for Floods, pdf
Red Cross: ¿Está preparado para una inundación o para una inundación súbita? Espanol
Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages,
and Floods
Protección y seguridad del agua y los alimentos en caso de huracán, corte de energía eléctrica e inundaciones


Heat
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Heat Wave: pdf, Heat Wave: text only
Red Cross: Red Cross: ¿Está usted preparado para una ola de calor? Espanol

Hurricanes
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Tropical Cyclones: A Preparedness Guide, 4/13, Espanol, 6/12
Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Chart: pdf, eps
Hurricane Safety Flyer: Before, During and After a Hurricane, trifold pdf
Hurricane Safety Flyer: Before, During and After a Hurricane, flyer pdf
Tropical Cyclone Flooding: A Deadly Inland Danger
Introduction to Storm Surge, Espanol, 6/12
La Seguridad de Tiempo: Los Huracanes, pdf or htm Espanol
Hawaiian Hurricane Safety Measures
Central Pacific Tracking Chart

Atlantic/Pacific Hurricane Names
Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist, English, Spanish
East Pacific Hurricane Tracking Map: 12" x 24"


NOAA Weather Radio (NWR)
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NWR Decal
NWR All Hazards Brochure (NOAA/PA 96070)
NWR Stations Quadfold Brochure
NWR Poster Map
NOAA Weather Radio: Voice of the National Weather Service, or pdf


Rip Currents

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Break the Grip of the Rip brochure™: INDD or PDF,
Resaca! Escapese De La Resaca™: INDD or PDF Espanol

StormReady Program
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Thunderstorms, Lightning, and Tornadoes

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The Dr Lightning Show: Intro, Victims, Safety, Science (ppt, animated)
Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning...Nature's Most Violent Storms: pdf

Lightning Safety for You and Your Family
Fact About Lightning, pdf color
Red Cross: Preparing for a Tornado
Red Cross: Preparación para tornado


Tsunami
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Tsunami Awareness and Safety Factsheet, pdf
Tsunami Zone Brochure, pdf
TsunamiReady Brochure: Is Your Community Ready for the Next Tsunami? pdf
Tsunami, The Great Waves (2012), pdf (multiple languages)
Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System, pdf
International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC) Brochure, pdf
Tsunami Awareness and Education Resources (ITIC)


Winter Storms
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Winter Storms...The Deceptive Killers, pdf
Red Cross: Preparing for a Winter Storm, pdf
Red Cross: Preparación para tormenta de inviernoeparacion para

Storm Spotter Materials
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Sky Watcher Spotter Cloud Poster/Chart, jpg, pdf, high resolution
Guía De Observaciόn de la Nubes, jpg, pdf, high resolution
Citizen Scientist: Cooperative Observer and Spotter Programs, pdf
Weather Spotters Guide
, pdf, Espanol
Printed copies of Spotter's Guides available only to NWS staff to distribute at training classes. For information on free SKYWARN spotter training, contact your local office. Look for the SKYWARN link on the left navigation bar.

Other information regarding disaster preparedness and education can be found on the Web pages of other federal agencies and NWS partners:

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