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30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 2: Spring and Summer Weather Events

Spring and summer bring just as many weather extremes as winter does. Severe spring and summer weather in the form of hurricanes, thunderstorms, floods and tornadoes cause devastation, destruction and loss of life. You need to prepare for the coming potential weather much like you did for winter. However, instead of blankets, you will need alternative ways to stay cool and take extra precautions to stay safe during supercell thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornados. Severe weather, rather it is in winter, spring or summer has the potential to cause power outages and loss of utilities. Are you ready?

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Survival Planning 101: Preparing for a Flood

Floods are one of the most costly of all natural disasters. In the last 10 years, flooding cost the U.S. more than $2.9 million dollars in damage. Of all presidential-declared U.S. natural disasters, 90% involved flooding. It can and has happened in all 50 states. Flooding can happen in a matter of minutes as is the case with flash flooding. Or you may have several days of advance warning of a threat from a flood, such as the type caused by spring thaws. Although you may live in a low-risk area, emergency preparedness officials want you to remember this, if it rains where you live, even a minimal amount each year, than it has the potential to flood.