Spring 2019. A season likely to be remembered for precipitation, flooding and the constant possibility of severe weather. K-State Research and Extension has curated a group of natural disaster preparedness and response resources from K-State researchers, specialists and extension agents as well as from our colleagues from around the region, including specific tips for dealing with flooding. Access them here.
#Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S.
Timely info on weather conditions like a flood can make a big difference. Sign up for local alerts & warnings and review the following terms.
A flood warning means “Take Action!” because flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.
A flash flood warning means flooding is occurring. Seek higher ground immediately. Listen to local officials.
Keep your communication ON when the power’s OFF with a hand-crank radio, solar or car phone charger and batteries.
This is also the time to prepare yourself and your family for wildfires. Get started with these simple actions.
1. Have a communication plan for how you will get information and stay in touch with loved ones.
2. Create a 30-foot zone of defensible space around your home.
3. Determine if you have sufficient insurance coverage to protect your property.