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Floods Strike Everywhere

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

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Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States.

Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in desert, there is a potential for suffering flood damage. On average, floods cost $6 billion in annual losses in the U.S. The following are a few more little-known flood facts:

  • Floods kill an average of 140 people per year in the U.S., making flooding the most deadly natural disaster.
  • More than half of all fatalities during floods are auto related, often the result of drivers misjudging the depth of water on a road and being swept away in a swiftly moving current.
  • The principle causes of floods in the eastern United States are hurricanes and storms.
  • Underpasses can be some of the most dangerous places during a flash flood - especially at night, when it's difficult to see. 

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