flood safety

  1. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Moving to Higher Ground

    It is amazing how many people ignore warnings and directions that are provided for their own safety - often to risk their lives in order to protect some replaceable materials goods. During Memorial Day weekend in 2015, flood warnings were issued in many parts of Texas as record amounts of torrential rains were unleashed on already saturated grounds. Many residents...
  2. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    5 Fall Preparedness Thoughts

    The crunch of leaves underfoot. Fall means shorter days and cooler temperatures, and for many, it is their favorite season for all these reasons and more. But this colorful season also contains significant weather hazards - ones that you can prepare for. As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, we want to remind you to Be a Force of Nature by knowing...
  3. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, National Preparedness Month & Disaster & Survival Forum


    During this first week of National Preparedness Month, the focus for preparedness across the land is flooding and flood safety. Are you prepared for high water? How much do you know about flooding? It's not just a coastal issue... Don’t Drown in Doubt – Flooding Can Happen Here Everyone lives in a flood zone Home Flood Repairs Floods Flood Safety Awareness...
  4. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    While spring and its threats are still with us, meteorological summer is already here.

    Turn Around Don't Drown® Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters...

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