Emergency Preparedness Poster: Flooding Survival Guide
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Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods can occur from heavy rains, a river overflowing, broken dam or levy, ground saturation, natural disasters like hurricanes or melting snow.
The physical destruction caused by flooding depends on the speed and level of the water, the duration of the flood, terrain and soil conditions, as well as the built environment (e.g., buildings, roads and bridges). Flooding can result in fatalities and serious injuries for people who are trapped or swept away by wading in, driving through or boating across floodwaters.
Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters or remaining after a flood has passed can all result in injury or death.
According to the National Weather Service, last year, more than 500 people were killed in weather-related events in the U.S. and an additional 1,200 people were injured.
There were 18,807 severe storms, which includes weather that produces tornadoes, wind and/or hail.
Natural disasters, including severe weather events, occur more frequently than most people realize. The key to survival — whether on or off the job — is being prepared.
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