Guide for flood and flash flood preparedness planning
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Published by Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, Disaster Preparedness Staff : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Silver Spring, Md.] .
Written in English


  • Flood damage prevention.,
  • Flood forecasting.

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Edition Notes

Statementby H. James Owen.
ContributionsUnited States. National Weather Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], iv, 47 p. ;
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17646745M

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