Sometimes April showers can bring spring flooding. Flooding can occur during any season, but the Midwest is more at risk in the spring and during heavy summer rains. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), flooding is the #1 natural disaster in the United States. While you can’t prevent a flood from happening, FEMA offers some suggestions to help you be prepared.

Be Informed

The National Weather Service (NWS) will issue flood alerts, if necessary. There are many ways to stay informed about potential flooding concerns in your area:

Be Prepared

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