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Flood Safety and Preparedness
Floods happen. According to the 30-year average, 99 deaths occur each year across the United States as a result of flooding. Good preparation and understanding before flood events occur will increase your safety and possibly your chance for survival.
Some flood safety preparation tips include:
Refer to Red Cross or Federal Emergency Management Agency websites for ideas and examples of disaster plans and disaster kits. Additional preparedness information can be found at www.ready.gov.
Additional information about Flood Preparedness Week is available at www.floodsafety.noaa.gov.