Flood Safety Awareness Week -- March 17-21, 2008
Flooding is a coast to coast threat to the United States and its territories in all months of the year. National 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.
Join NOAA all week long as they examine the following topics:
Monday: Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)
Tuesday: Turn Around Don't Drown™ (TADD)
Wednesday: Floods, Droughts and other Related Phenomena
Thursday: Flood Insurance
Friday: Flood Safety
To find out more visit: http://www.weather.gov/floodsafety
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN
According to NOAA, 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. To find out more visit:
Remember, if you are having heavy rain at your location, remember to submit a CoCoRaHS intense precipitation report: http://www.cocorahs.org/Admin/MyDataEntry/IntensePrecipReport.aspx
Your report could make adifference!