2013 National Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 18-22, 2013. Visit Trinity Insurance services today for more information.
March 21, 2013 (Newswire.com) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are partnering to improve public awareness for National Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 18-22, 2013. The agencies' goal is to improve understanding about flood risk among individuals, families, businesses and communities. Knowledge and the right precautions can protect families, homes and finances.
NOAA's flood safety slogan is "Turn Around Don't Drown" (TADD). 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.
Floods are the most common hazard in the United States. However, not all floods are alike. Floods typically occur when too much rain falls or snow melts too quickly. Chunks of ice from a thawing river can block its normal flow and force water out of its banks. While some floods develop slowly, flash floods develop suddenly. Hurricanes can bring flooding to areas far inland from where they first hit the coast, as we witnessed two years ago from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, and last year from Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy.
There are simple steps citizens can take today to reduce their risk to all types of floods. Flood Safety Awareness Week is an excellent time for people and communities to learn about their flood risk and implement precautions to mitigate the threat to life and property.
Each day of this week (March 18-22, 2013) these agencies will highlight a specific topic related to flood safety.
March 18, 2013 (Monday) - Flood Safety and Awareness
March 19, 2013 (Tuesday) - Types of Floods
March 20, 2013 (Wednesday) - TADD
March 21, 2013 (Thursday) - Flood Risk and Flood Insurance
March 22, 2013 (Friday) - AHPS
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