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Flood Risk In Your Area: Get Ready Now
Updated February 21, 2018 7:09 AM
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(UNDATED) - With a forecast of heavy rainfall through mid-week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V encourages you to get ready for the possibility of flooding in your community.

"Floods can happen anytime, even in winter months," said FEMA Region V Administrator James K. Joseph. "Now is the time to make sure your family knows what to do to stay safe. Don't attempt to walk or drive through flowing water and verify your mobile phone is enabled to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts to warn you of extreme weather and other emergencies in your area."

Follow the instructions of state and local officials and listen to local radio or TV stations for updated emergency information related to this storm system. Purchasing a weather radio for your home is another way to ensure that you receive critical warning information. During this time of year, floodwaters can be excessively cold so be cautious, as even brief exposure can be life threatening. Stay indoors if possible, check that your sump pump is functioning properly and ensure nothing valuable is stored on your basement floor to avoid potential damage from unexpected flooding.

Find valuable tips to help you prepare by visiting www.ready.gov/floods and download the free FEMA app, available for your Android, Apple or Blackberry device. Visit the site or download the app today so you have the information you need to prepare for severe weather.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Follow FEMA online at twitter.com/fema, twitter.com/femaregion5, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.



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