Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Failing to evacuate flooded areas or entering flood waters can lead to injury or death.

Floods may:
•Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges and overflows of dams and other water systems.
•Develop slowly or quickly. Flash floods can come with no warning.
•Cause outages, disrupt transportation, damage buildings and create landslides.                                                                   
(Source: https://www.ready.gov/floods)

3 Flood Facts

Click here to learn what types of flooding are typical in Maine and how to protect yourself, your family and your home. You will also find out more about significant Maine floods. Finally, you'll find links to NWS offices that provide forecast and safety information for Maine as well as links to our partners who play a significant role in keeping you safe.  (Source: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-states-me)

Follow this link to learn ways to mitigate your flooding risk in Maine.

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Steps you can take to keep yourself safe!

MEMA states that flooding is the most common natural hazard that the State of Maine faces. Visit their page for tips!

Flooding can be disastrous. Check out the information FEMA would like you to have here!

FEMA also offers guidance on how to shelter in place. You can find out how by clicking here!

Knowing the differences of flood terminology can save your life.
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Learn how to keep your family safe during a flood and how to clean up a home here

Barricades are more than just a suggestion, they can save your life, and your vehicle!

Follow this link to learn how to be ready DURING and AFTER flooding events.
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Flooding is impossible to see at night, always pay attention to any flood warnings.
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The National Weather Service would like you to follow their advice: turn around, don't drown!

Learn about floods from this informational video by FEMA!

Many areas within Sagadahoc County are prone to flooding.
Do you have flood insurance?
Here are some fast facts about flooding!
Remember...it's a fact!
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Get to know your risks by watching this video from FEMA!

Check out this information from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to learn how and why flood insurance is important.
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Watch this video from the NFIP about the importance of flood insurance, watch the video below!

There are different kinds of floods. Check out the videos to learn about snowmelt, coastal flooding, flash flooding and the importance of flood insurance.

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