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    Flooding happens: Everywhere

    Think you aren't in an area at risk for flooding? Think again.

    Floods happen year round and in any and all locales.

    Whether from Spring snow melts, back up sewers, hurricanes, tsunami or other - everyone is at risk and should know their appropriate flood safety. Learn more and be ready!

    According to, everyone everywhere is in a flood zone. In the last 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods.

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    What are flood zones?

    FloodSmartFlood zones are land areas identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Each flood zone describes that land area in terms of its risk of flooding. Everyone lives in a flood zone–it's just a question of whether you live in a low, moderate, or high risk area.

    • Just a few inches of water from a flood can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
    • Flash floods often bring walls of water 10 to 20 feet high.
    • A car can easily be carried away by just two feet of floodwater.
    • Hurricanes, winter storms and snowmelt are common (but often overlooked) causes of flooding.
    • New land development can increase flood risk, especially if the construction changes natural runoff paths.


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