Sept 1, 2015

By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC

For National Preparedness Month, Week 1: Floods

Floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States, and all 50 states are subject to flash floods. It’s important to be aware of the risks associated with flooding and know how to prepare and stay safe in the event one should occur near you or your place of business.

Did you know?

Flash floods can often carry water as high as 10 to 20 feet, and it doesn’t take much water to sweep a person off his/her feet or float a vehicle!

  • Six inches of rapidly moving flood water can sweep a person off their feet. Stay away from moving water.
  • Less than two feet of water can float a large vehicle.


  • Flash Flood Watch = Flash flooding is possible to occur. Stay alert!
  • Flash Flood Warning = Flash flooding is occurring. Move to higher ground immediately!

To keep you and your business safe, read some of our before/during/after tips. Also, check out FEMA’s Organization Flood Preparedness Playbook