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Flood Safety Awareness Week
March 18 - 22, 2013
March 18-22, 2013 is Flood Safety Awareness Week for the state of Georgia. Floods are no stranger to the Southeast, with 14 reports of flash flooding occurring in Georgia in 2012, causing $160,000 in damage. The Epic Floods of September 2009 greatly impacted many Georgia counties, resulting in 10 deaths, 1 injury, and an estimated $500 million in damages from flooding and flash flooding combined. This week is the prime opportunity to learn about and prepare for flooding events. This year, the topics to be covered include:
When flooding occurs, we rely on our partners and customers to report flooding in their communities! Not only do these reports help the National Weather Service verify warnings, but they help meteorologists and hydrologists better relate radar and rain gauge data to corresponding weather. If you observe flooding in your area, report it to the National Weather Service at 1-866-763-4466. To learn more about the spotter program, visit the Storm Spotter Information page.
For additonal information regarding Flood Safety Awareness Week please visit the links above or the national page using the QR code below.