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Flood Safety Preparedness Week
March 12 - 16,  2018
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March 12-16, 2018 is Flood Safety Preparedness Week for the state of Georgia. Floods are no stranger to the Southeast, with 144 flooding events amounting to $9.9 million in damage reported in Georgia since January 2015. Forty-one of these events occurred in December 2015 alone as persistent rains significantly impacted the area the week of Christmas. The Epic Floods of September 2009 remains one of the most catastrophic flooding events in modern history, causing 10 deaths, 1 injury, and over $500 million in damages from flooding and flash flooding combined. This week is an opportune time to learn about and prepare for flooding events. Topics include:


When flooding occurs, we rely on our partners and customers to report flooding in their communities! Not only do these reports help the National Weather Service verify warnings, but they help meteorologists and hydrologists better relate radar and rain gauge data to corresponding weather. If you observe flooding in your area, report it to the National Weather Service at 1-866-763-4466. To learn more about the spotter program, visit the Storm Spotter Information page.


For additonal information regarding Flood Safety Preparedness Week please visit the links above or the national page using the QR code below.


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