Spring officially begins this week. With the season typically comes heavy rain, which could lead to flooding.
This week is Flooding Preparedness Week. Emergency responders say residents should have a plan of action and a disaster kit ready.
Flooding causes about $8 billion in damage. Each year, nearly 100 people across the nation lose their homes to flooding.
"We would like you to have those things that you feel you need to sustain yourself for 72 hours. water, non-perishable food, manual can opener, flashlight batteries, radio, change of clothing. those kinds of things that you put aside that if all the sudden we say, 'hey, it's gonna flood in your area. you need to evacuate,' you can grab that bag, through it in your trunk and go," said Jim Vaught, EMA 911 Dept. director.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, floods cause more damage than any other type of weather event.
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