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Flood Safety Awareness Week

By: Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne Email
By: Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne Email

Drought has been the major weather headline for the past two years, but officials are urging preparedness for exactly the opposite.

It's Flood Safety Awareness Week nationwide. The recent storms are a reminder that parched grounds can quickly fill up with even only a few hours of torrential rain. Flooding is still the number 1 storm-related killer in the past 30 years -- ahead of lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Officials are urging residents to review how prone they may be to flooding from streams, rivers and oceans.

Take a look at the links below for useful information on causes of flooding, how one can acquire forecasts of heavy rainfall, and even tips of flood insurance and safety.


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