Thursday, March 10, 2011

Get Ready for Flood Safety Awareness Week - March 14-18, 2011

Flooding is a coast to coast threat to the United States and its territories in all months of the year. National Flood Safety Awareness Week, from March 14 to 18 this year, is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property.

You can prepare yourself and help prepare your communities by educating yourself on the risks of flooding and the ways you can prepare and respond to flooding. Here are some resources to get you started: The Ready Campaign has a page dedicated to flood safety awareness at

FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program has a variety of resources at Also, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a Flood Safety page at The DHS Center for Faith Based & Neighborhood Partnerships will hold a National Flood Awareness Safety Week Stakeholder conference call, Tuesday, March 15 from 12-1PM EST that will provide additional information on what it means to get ready for flood season. There is a limit of 300 people on the call.

Call-in information is: 1-888-391-6569 Pin # 8622712.

Find out more about being a StormReady community at