Flood Safety Awareness Week 2011

March 14 - 18, 2011 

Current Public Information Statement

Comunicado sobre Información Pública

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"The Hydrology of Puerto Rico is unique due to topography.  In the mountains, slopes are steep and the soil is thin.  Very little water infiltrates the soil surface, so runoff quickly turns creeks and streams into raging torrents.  Since Puerto Rico's 70 drainage basins are small, rivers rise quickly downstream and inundate the coastal plains.  In effect, almost all of these floods can be considered flash floods since the crest occurs with 6 hours following the heavy rainfall" - excerpt form the Natural Disaster Survey Report - Puerto Rico Flash Floods January 5-6, 1992


NOAA Flood Safety Awareness


Flood Safety Topics in English

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)

Turn Around Don't Drown (TADD)

Tropical Cyclone Inland Flooding

Determining Flood Risk and Flood Insurance

Flood Safety


 Flood Safety Topics in Spanish

Servicio de Predicción Hidrológica Avanzada (AHPS)

Retroceda, salve su Vida™ (TADD)

Inundaciones tierra adentro durante un Ciclón Tropical

Determinando el Riesgo de Inundaciones
y Seguros de Inundaciones

 Seguridad en Inundaciones




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