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Mitigate Flood Impacts by Demonstrating Improved Decision Support Services to Emergency Managers

Goal Leader:

Ben Friedman headshot Benjamin Friedman, NOAA Deputy Under Secretary for Operations

Deputy Goal Leader: Dr. Louis Uccellini, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services & Director of the National Weather Service

Goal Statement: By September 30, 2019, NOAA National Weather Service will improve decision support services by demonstrating a new flood inundation mapping capability serving 25 million people (i.e., 8 percent of the U.S. continental population) residing in flood-vulnerable freshwater basins and delivering an enhanced excessive rainfall outlook product that extends the lead time of high risk predictions from two to three days.

Goal Action Plan & Progress Update: