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Today (Monday) Begins Flood Safety Awareness Week

The National Weather Service Has Declared today through Friday As Flood Safety Awareness Week.  

Today's Topic Is Flood Safety And Awareness.

It Floods Somewhere In The United States Or Its Territories Nearly Every Day Of The Year. Flooding Causes More Damage In The United States Than Any Other Weather Related Event... With An Average Of Eight Billion Dollars A Year And An Average Of Ninety Five Fatalities Per Year In The Past Thirty Years. Flooding Can Occur In Any Of The Fifty States Or U.S. Territories At Anytime Of The Year... Sometimes Very Quickly. Being Prepared In Advance And Knowing A Few Flood Safety Tips Will Help You And Your Family Survive A Flood If It Happens In Your Area.

Knowing Your Risk In Advance Is The Best Way To Prepare For Flooding Of Any Type In Your Location.

WSAV Monitors Any Flood Threat... Watches And Warnings From The National Weather Service And Distributes This Information To You Through TV... Web And Our Social Media Platforms On Facebook And Twitter.

Noaa Weather Radio All Hazards Is Another Way To Receive Any Type Of Emergency Information... Including Emergency Flood Information... Very Quickly. Noaa All Hazards Radio Is A Nationwide Network Of Radio Stations Broadcasting Continuous Weather... River And Other Emergency Information Direct From Nearby Nws Offices And Emergency Officials.

You Can Purchase An All Hazards Radio From Many Electronics Stores And They Can Be Programmed To Receive Information Specific To Your Area If It Contains The Specific Area Message Encoding Capability... Known As Same. Also All Hazards Radios Can Be Portable If They Have A Battery Back Up And Can Come In Handy On Trips Where You Need To Know Important Weather Information Including Information On Current Flood Risks.

Knowing Your Flood Risk... How To Prepare For And Actions To Take Before... During... And After A Flood Can Save You Time... Money... And Even Your Life. Prepare Now... And Be A Force Of Nature!

 

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