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    Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States.More >>
    Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states.More >>
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  • Before a flood

    Before a flood

    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 >>
  • During a flood

    During a flood

    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 >>
  • After a flood

    After a flood

    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 >>
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