The National Weather Service has designated March 16-22, 2014 as Flood Safety Awareness Week.
It floods nearly every day of the year somewhere in the United States. On average over the past 30 years, floods have claimed the lives of about 90 people annually, and caused about $8 billion in damage.
The goals of Flood Safety Awareness Week are to:
Flood Safety Awareness Week will provide daily topics of information to help you prepare for a flood in your area, to become a "Force of Nature" and help those around you prepare for and take action during a flood situation.
Some questions you may be asking yourself about flooding may include:
Follow us each day during Flood Safety Awareness Week 2014 to find answers to these and many other questions.
National Weather Service flood warnings and forecasts can be found on our website at: www.weather.gov/lacrosse or at water.weather.gov/ahps
For furhther information about Flood Safety Awareness Week, visit: www.floodsafety.noaa.gov
For additional information on rivers, precipitation, and river flood forecasting for the local area, please refer to the following: