As a continuing part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock urges residents to become more aware of the potential hazards of flash floods.
“Flash floods usually result from intense storms dropping large amounts of rain within a brief period,” he said. “They occur with little or no warning and can reach full peak in only a few minutes. Communities particularly at risk are those located in low-lying areas, near water, or downstream from a dam.”
Here is some information to help you develop a plan and be ready to act before the possibility of a flood or flash flood threatens you or your family:
Reduce potential flood damage by:
Floods can take several hours to days to develop. You should know:
Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit containing:
For more information about how to stay safe during severe weather, contact Floyd County EMA at 706-236-5002, or visit the following websites: www.RomeFloyd.com, www.gema.ga.gov, www.ready.ga.gov or www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/.
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK SERIES