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California Flood Preparedness Week, November 4-9, 2013
California  Thursday, October 17, 2013

California is one of the few states to experience seven different types of flooding.  Every county in California has been declared a federal flood disaster area at least once in the last 20 years.  In October 2012, several Federal and State agencies collaborated to launch the first annual effort to raise awareness about flood risk and preparedness throughout California. 

This year several California counties are joining FEMA, FloodSmart, the California Department of Water Resources, the National Weather Service, the Delta Protecion Commission, and the US Army Corps of Engineers to host events throughout the state during the second annual California Flood Preparedness the week of November 4 - 9, 2013. 

Learn what you can do in your community to be aware and prepared by visiting the host website at http://www.water.ca.gov/floodsafe/ca-flood-preparedness/fpw_home.cfm.  Consider joining the cities of Sacramento and Roseville during this year’s Flood Preparedness Week and sponsor a high water mark event in your community.



http://www.water.ca.gov/floodsafe/ca-flood-preparedness/fpw_home.cfm
 

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