How to prepare for floods
Flooding can occur in several ways, including the following.
- Rivers and lakes cannot contain excessive rain or snowmelt.
- Excessive rain or snowmelt cannot be fully absorbed into the ground.
- Waterways are blocked with debris or ice and overflow.
- Water containment systems break, such as levees, dams, or water or sewer
- Strong winds from tropical storms or hurricanes cause a storm surge by pushing
seawater onto land.
If flooding in your area is possible. You should leave or be prepared to move to higher ground
immediately upon short notice. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. If the danger is significant, local authorities may issue an evacuation notice to alert residents that flooding will be or is occurring and it is important to leave the area. Evacuation orders vary by state and community and may range from voluntary to
mandatory. When authorities issue a mandatory evacuation notice, leave the area
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