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Section 4

Severe Weather Hazards: Flash Floods

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm: Florida, Section 4: Severe Weather Hazards: Flash Floods.


Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about flash floods in Florida, visit the following web sites:

    Florida Flood Fact Sheet, National Flood Insurance Program
    Overview of flooding in Florida, including flood risks.

    Significant Flood Events, FEMA
    List of significant flood events that have occurred in the U.S. since 1978.

    A Chronology of Significant County Rain Events, Palm Beach County
    List of significant flood events that have impacted Palm Beach County since 1900.

    Florida Flooding, FloridaDistaster.com
    Overview of flooding disasters in Florida.  Click on the bottom link to access information about specific flooding events.
  1. To learn more about current flash-flood warnings in the United States, visit the following web site:

    National Warnings, NOAA
    Click on the “Flash Flood” title to examine flash-flood warnings in the U.S.

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Resources

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

Floods

Floods, FEMA
Introduction to floods and flash floods. Includes suggestions for preparing for a flood and facts on the devastation caused by floods.

Flash Floods and Floods...the Awesome Power!, NOAA
Explains how flash floods occur, presents information on devastating flash floods in the US, defines the different types of floods, and reviews steps for protecting oneself from flood damages.

River Conditions, NOAA
Current listing of floods in the United States.

Flooding, NOAA
General information on floods, flood conditions, and how floods are monitored.

The Big Thompson Canyon Flood

What We Have Learned Since the Big Thompson Flood, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Examines the Big Thompson Canyon Flood of 1976 and lessons learned from this event.

The Big Thompson Canyon Flood, Weather.com
Synopsis of the Big Thompson Canyon Flood of 1976.

Colorado Remembers Big Thompson Canyon Flash Flood of 1976, NOAA
News article about the Big Thompson Canyon Flash Flood of 1976.

Fort Collins Flood

An Analysis of Rainfall for the July 28, 1997 Flood in Fort Collins, Colorado, Colorado State University
Reviews details of the Fort Collins flood, specifically the rainfall that caused the flood.

Safety Tips for Floods

Floods, FEMA
Introduction to floods and flash floods. Includes suggestions for preparing for a flood and facts on the devastation caused by floods.

Thunderstorm and Camping Safety, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorology
Includes tips on protecting oneself from flash floods associated with thunderstorms while in the outdoors hiking or camping.

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