Severe Weather Awareness Week: FLOODING

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5 Mar 2022 1:50 AM
At WeatherNation, we're committed to educating and informing our viewers of all of the threats severe weather can bring. On March 1, the National Weather Service initiates their campaign to prepare us for all of the hazards the Spring season can bring. Severe storms can happen anywhere in the U.S. at any time. Each day through the first week of March, we'll highlight different aspects of hazardous severe thunderstorms and what you need to know to stay safe. In case you missed it, here's what we've already covered this week: March 1st - Tornadoes March 2nd - Wind & Hail March 3rd - Thunderstorms

FLOODING

In addition to hail, wind and tornadoes, flooding often accompanies spring thunderstorms. Get your home and family ready now, before flooding strikes! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xepGZ1A1UpU[/embed]   River flooding, areal flooding, and flash flooding: different types of one of the deadliest natural disasters in the United States. Meteorologist Chelsea Ambriz explains the difference between the three. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vDJiSyul6s Flooding isn't just about rising water. Meteorologist Steve Glazier tells us about the various dangers that flood waters can bring. [embed]https://youtu.be/2Id8FGi5w8g[/embed] Flooding is the second biggest weather related killer in the U.S. John Van Pelt highlights ways to stay safe during heavy rain and flooding events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku5tdwrGP1Y Do you know why rain rates play an important role in forecasting flash flooding? Meteorologist Patrick Crawford explains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEyqsw0bYJQ The Weather Prediction Center is responsible for forecasting and tracking significant weather events that include flooding. Here on WeatherNation, you'll see us using their Excessive Rainfall Outlook to communicate the potential intensity of a flooding threat. Here's how to read it and use it to know what's coming your way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLP0kl4Vo9I
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