National Flood Safety Awareness Week, Day 1

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Grand Forks, North Dakota
has declared Sunday, March 14th through Saturday, March 21st as
Flood Safety Awareness Week. Each weekday during the awareness
week will feature information about a different flood related
topic.

Monday's Message...

Flood Safety: Nearly every day, flooding happens somewhere in the
United States or its territories. Flooding can occur in any of the
fifty states or U.S. territories at any time of the year. It causes
more damage in the United States than any other weather related
event. On average, floods cause eight billion dollars in damages
and eighty nine fatalities annually. More than half of these deaths
are the result of driving into flood waters.

Being prepared and knowing how to stay safe will help you and your
loved ones survive a flood. Stay safe during a flood by being
prepared in advance. For info, go to: www.floodsafety.noaa.gov



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