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When do floods occur?
A
Floods occur when so much water pours into a stream or river that it overflows its banks and covers the land on either side of the channel.
Q
Flash Flood
A
a sudden, violent flood that occurs within a few hours, or even minutes, of a storm.
Q
Name the first rule of flood safety.
A
Move to higher ground and stay away from flood waters.
Q
Name some other flood hazards.
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1. electric power cut off due to downed poles and wires.
2. landslides and mud slides due to saturated soil.
3. emergency vehicles blocked by flooded or washed out roads.
4. polluted water due to flood waters entering wells and water treatment plants.
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Name 3 instruments used to forecast flooding.
A
1. weather satellites
2. radar
3. river gauge
Q
Name atleast 2 conditions that could cause flooding.
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1. alot of rain in a short period of time.
2. ice dams on rivers caused by very cold temperatures
3. spring rains causing snow cover to melt rapidly.
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State atleast 3 flood safety rules.
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1. evacuate
2. stay out of flood waters
3. get to higher ground
4. do not cross flooded roads by foot or car.
5. Don't play in flood waters.
6. Stay away from storm drains.
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What is a Flood Watch?
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an announcement describing the area in which flooding is possible.
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What is a Flood Warning?
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an announcement that floods have already been reported or are about to occur.