Flood Survival 101

Water is the most persistent, consistent and pervasive killer in nature the world over. That is kinda funny when you think about it because it is also an incredibly precious life giving resource. So precious that the absence of water will kill just as readily as too much of it, but it is too much water, a flood, that is its most lethal form.

Flooding claims the lives of hundreds in the U.S. every year, and many thousands more globally. The cost in lives and damage is enormous, and the places that are not vulnerable to flooding are vanishingly few.

Floods are among the most common natural disasters that occur, and may not occur from rain alone. No matter who you are and where you live, flooding is a perennial threat, one you should take pains to be prepared for. In today’s article, we’ll be doing just that.

What Am I Facing?

Flooding is quite simply water standing or moving in great quantity over an area that should be dry. Flooding can happen quite rapidly or slowly develop over time depending on the cause. Flooding is always dangerous, but it is the rapidly occurring type, a flash flood

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Originally posted on The Survivalist Blog