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March 11 - March 15, 2019


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.


For more information, please visit the NWS National Flood Safety Awareness Week Page

Be Informed on Floods -

Visit Notify NYC as we observe Flood Safety Awareness Week


Learn about flooding in our area below

Flooding in New York

Flooding in New Jersey

Flooding in Connecticut


Day Topic Resources
Monday Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) and Inundation Mapping

AHPS is the National Weather Service's frontline solution to provide improved river and flood forecasting as well as provide water information across America.

Inundation Mapping provides information on the spatial extent and depth of flood waters in the vicinity of both NWS river forecast and non-forecast points.

Flood inundation maps, combined with river observations and NWS forecasts, enhance the communication of flood risk.

Tuesday Turn Around Don't Drown (TADD)

More than half of all flood related deaths result from vehicles being swept downstream. Of these, many are preventable. When driving at night, if you can't see the road due to flooding, be safe...

Turn Around Don't Drown (TADD) - Video 1

Turn Around Don't Drown (TADD) - Video 2


Wednesday Flooding and Related Phenomena

Tropical Cyclones and Inland Flooding

Snowmelt Flooding

Ice Jams

Dam Failures

Did you know that since 1970 more people have lost their lives from freshwater flooding associated with landfalling tropical cyclones than from any other weather hazard related to tropical cyclones?

Inland Flooding Information (FEMA)

What are Ice Jams?

Dam Failure Information

Thursday Flood Insurance Floods are America's #1 natural disaster. Protect your property. Protect yourself.

FloodSmart: Learn more about the types of flood risks your home and property are facing.

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
Friday Flood Safety

Did you know that flash floods are one of the top weather-related killers in the United States?

Are you ready for a flood or a flash flood?


The Awesome Power of Floods


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