National Flood Safety Awareness Week, Day 5

...LAST DAY OF 2008 NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INVITES YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE
THIRD ANNUAL NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK, MARCH 17TH TO
MARCH 21ST...2008.

THE THEME FOR TODAY IS FLOOD SAFETY AND PREPARATION. FLOODS HAPPEN
...AN AVERAGE OF 106 DEATHS PER YEAR OCCURRED BETWEEN 1974 AND
2003. GOOD PREPARATION AND KNOWING WHAT TO DO IN A FLOOD WILL
INCREASE YOUR SAFETY AND POSSIBLY YOUR SURVIVAL.

SOME FLOOD SAFETY PREPARATION TIPS ARE...

   * PREPARE A FAMILY DISASTER PLAN.
   * CHECK IF YOUR INSURANCE COVERS FLOOD DAMAGES. IF NOT...GET
     FLOOD INSURANCE.
   * KEEP INSURANCE...IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND OTHER VALUABLE ITEMS
     IN A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX.
   * ASSEMBLE A DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT.
   * FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN GO IF ORDERED TO EVACUATE.
   * MAKE A KEEP-IN-TOUCH ARRANGEMENT WITH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

REFER TO RED CROSS OR FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY WEB SITES
FOR IDEAS AND EXAMPLES OF DISASTER PLANS AND DISASTER KITS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT FLOOD SAFETY AND FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS
WEEK IS AVAILABLE AT:

      www.weather.gov/floodsafety
 

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