Water quickly reached the bottom of this bridge in Ft. Payne, Ala. Be aware of flood hazards, no matter where you live.
The picture of this gas station near Lubbock, Texas, was taken in September, 2008. If a flood is likely in your area, you should:
Listen to the radio or television for information.
Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediatelyMore >> The following are guidelines for the period following a flood: Listen for news reports to learn whether the community's water supply is safe to drink. Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated byMore >>
To prepare for a flood, you should: Avoid building in a floodprone area unless you elevate and reinforce your home. Elevate the furnace, water heater, and electric panel if susceptible to flooding.More >>