Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from
any other severe weather related hazard. The main reason is people underestimate
the force and power of water. More than half of all flood related deaths result
from vehicles being swept downstream. Of these, many are preventable.
NOAA and the National Weather Service want you to know that
flooding is a coast to coast threat across the United States and its territories
during all months of the year. Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to
highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with
floods, and what you can do to save life and property.
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