ORLANDO, Fla. — Flooding is one of the most dangerous and destructive weather events. Here are 9 facts to know before the storm.
1. Know your risk: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has an address look-up where you can see if you are in a flood zone and what your risk might be based on your address.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to enter your address into FEMA's flood map
FEMA Links to Flooding Information:
Summary of Coverage brochure (PDF document)
The WFTV Mobile Weather app will tell you when you are in an area at risk for flooding or flash flooding. Download it for free in the app store or by going to wftvapps.com. Turn on the alerts under 'settings.' Go to the weather alerts you want to receive and choose "flooding.'"
Dam failures are categorized into three groups:
Overtopping: The water level exceeds the top of the dam.
Excessive seepage: The water seeps through the ground.
Structural failure: Part of the dam doesn't complete its job sufficiently.
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