Types of Flooding
Flooding is said to have killed more than any other natural disaster. We see it here in America and it's no doubt why, it's the most common natural disaster. But how are floods classified?
Flash Floods: These types of floods provide very little warning. They are accompanied with heavy downpours and fast moving lethal devastation.
River Floods: These floods occur when the water capacity of a river overflows. This type of flooding happens over a period of rainfall. Considerable damage can occur, yet prevention is possible as the river nears its flood stage.
Urban Flooding: This flooding occurs in well populated cities and metropolitan areas due to the lack of drainage. It can be brought on by Flash flooding or River flooding.
If any type of flooding threatens your home, follow the warnings of your local authorities. Doing so will keep you and your family safe.