Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15-19 is National Flood Awareness Week

Flooding is often the number one disaster annually in terms of occurrences and costs the nation millions in damages every year. Columbia County has seen quite a few floods over the years, most recently in 2007.
While flooding is a natural event of the Earth, preparation and mitigation are helpful in limiting its effect on our lives. Knowing how to respond is critical to your safety and that of family or friends. More information may be obtained from:
Also, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) exists to provide flood insurance coverage for homes and businesses as private policies do not cover flood damage. To learn more about this, go to:
Remember: failing to plan is planning to fail. Make sure you know what to do to be ready for floods!