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Severe Weather Awareness Week: FLOODING

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


In addition to hail, wind and tornadoes, flooding often accompanies spring thunderstorms.

Get your home and family ready now, before flooding strikes!


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.

Flooding isn’t just about rising water. Meteorologist Steve Glazier tells us about the various dangers that flood waters can bring.

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.

Do you know why rain rates play an important role in forecasting flash flooding? Meteorologist Patrick Crawford explains.

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.

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Karissa is the Director of On-Air Operations at WeatherNation. Karissa grew up loving math and science, but really fell in love with Meteorology while attending the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. After two summers of storm chasing in the central plains, she knew that it was the career path for her. Standing in front of a thunderstorm and feeling the cool outflow knock her over was an e... Load Morexperience she will never forget. After two years at COD, she transferred to Metropolitan State University of Denver. Karissa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology. Her high school and college speech and meteorology professors were extremely supportive and pushed her to succeed. Before joining the WeatherNation team, she previously worked as the Morning Meteorologist at KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa and at WMBD-TV in Peoria, IL. She recently was part of a National Edward R. Murrow award winning team for breaking news for their coverage of the EF-4 tornado in Washington, Illinois. In her free time, Karissa enjoys cooking and trying new foods. She is a self proclaimed 'TV Junkie' who can get into just about any show. She is a die hard Chicago sports fan who loves attending professional sporting events.