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Severe Weather Awareness Week — Floods

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- This area is no stranger to major flooding and that is why the National Weather Service in Binghamton is dedicating an entire day of Severe Weather Awareness Week to floods.

As we all know flooding can be caused by many different things including rapid snowmelt, a stationary thunderstorm, or even a feed of tropical moisture, such as the ones that caused the historic flooding of 2006 and 2011.

With floods being the deadliest weather phenomenon, it is important to think of a plan of action when a Flood Watch is issued. This is because if the watch ever gets upgraded to a Flood Warning, action needs to be taken immediately, especially if you live in a flood-prone area.

Another rule of thumb to remain safe is to never drive through floodwaters! It does not take much water to sweep away a car. If anything, always remember the saying, turn around don't drown!

More information on flood safety is available on the National Weather Service Binghamton's website.

Jason Doris

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