Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Flooding often occurs following a hurricane, thawing snow, or several days of sustained rain. Flash floods occur suddenly, due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. Learn what to do to keep your loved ones safe.
Flooding can occur in several ways, including the following:
Check out the links to the right to learn more about Getting Prepared for Floods.
Note: FEMA’s Flood Map for Palo Alto has not been updated since 2009 and thus does not show the impact of expected groundwater and sea level rise induced flooding. Flooding can happen further inland than is shown in FEMA’s flood map. Flood insurance is always a good idea.
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