The National Weather Service kicks off National Flood Safety Awareness Week today with an important message of education, awareness and survival.
According to the National Weather Service, floods over the long-term have killed more people in the United States than any other type of severe weather.
The goals of the flood awareness campaign are to educate people on the hazards associated with floods and flash floods as well as to let everyone know what can be done to save lives and protect property.
Each day this week features a different awareness theme. Tuesday focuses on education, flood terms and definitions. Wednesday addresses preparedness and safety. Flood insurance is the topic for Thursday. And Friday gives a peek at Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.
Visit www.weather.gov/gjt and click on 'Flood Safety Awareness Week 2009' for information each day or tune into 106.7 FM for flood awareness tips on the National Weather Service's radio station.