Floods

There are on average, 5,000 floods each year making this are our nation’s most common natural disaster. Floods also result in more deaths than any other type of severe weather. In 2009, there were 175 flooding events in New York State at a cost of $32.82 million in property damage!

Flood terms:

Flood watch – flooding is possible.

Flood warning – flooding is occurring or will occur soon. If advised by officials to evacuate, do so immediately.

Flash flood warning – unexpected flooding is imminent. Seek higher ground immediately.  Two key elements contribute to flash floods:(1) rainfall intensity (2) length of time that it has been raining. Flash floods are the #1 weather-related killer in the United States.

 

Flood Safety and Recovery Resources

Dealing with mold damage:


Water Quality Resources

Agriculture-related Recovery Fact Sheets

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