Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:45:08 GMT
A Moselle man is at risk of losing his home after last week's flooding. Bruce Frazier's home on Turtle Bluff Road was 15 feet from the Leaf River until what he described as an eddy hole washed away aMore >>
A Moselle man is at risk of losing his home after last week's flooding.More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:07:30 GMT
Many Mid-Michigan waterways and streets are flooded after the weekend's strong storms. Several counties are now under flood watches. In Midland and Saginaw counties, the National Weather Service has issuedMore >>
Many Mid-Michigan waterways and streets are flooded after the weekend's strong storms. More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:54:09 GMT
Rain continues to cause the Pascagoula River to rise, pushing water onto roadways and underneath houses in the Cumbest Bluff Community.More >>
Rain continues to cause the Pascagoula River to rise, pushing water onto roadways and underneath houses in the Cumbest Bluff Community. The National Weather Service is predicting the river could rise another half of a foot by Wednesday.More >>
Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:25:48 GMT
All lanes Highway 49 are closed down right now due to flooding. Water is covering the road around Dabbs Creek in Simpson County. We'll update this story and alert when ever we get new information. CopyrightMore >>
If you travel Highway 49 in the Mendenhall area, you need to find another route. The highway is once again closed in both directions due to flooding. Additionally, Highway 13 three miles north of Mendenhall is closed due to flooding.More >>
Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:50:10 GMT
The 9-year-old Yazoo City Girl, missing since Sunday night. has been found. Her body was discovered at an apartment complex on seventh street around seven Monday evening, just a few blocks from where sheMore >>
The 9-year-old Yazoo City Girl, missing since Sunday night. has been found. Her body was discovered at an apartment complex on seventh street around seven Monday evening, just a few blocks from where she lived and disappeared from.More >>
(RNN) - Between the large amounts of snow due to melt and the approaching severe weather season bringing chances of torrential rain, it's important to be prepared now in case of flooding. According to Ready.gov, floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States and not all are alike. Here are a few tips on how to be prepared for a flood before, during and after.
Get flood insurance. Standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flooding. The lower the flood risk, the lower the flood insurance premium will be.
Make a family communication plan. Ready.gov has a family communication plan for parent and kids for advance preparation on how to get to a safe place, how to contact one another and how the family will get back together.
Build an emergency kit. It's important to have food, water and other supplies to last your family at least 72 hours. Your supply kit should also contain items that will help your family manage just in case basic services like electricity, gas, water and sewage are cut off.
Unless your family has elevated and reinforced floors in the home, avoid building a floodplain.
The eclectic panel, water heater, and the furnace should be elevated if you live in a high flood risk area.
Consider constructing barriers to stop floodwater from entering the home and waterproof the walls in the basement.
Install check valves in your home to prevent flooding form backed up drains.
Listen to the weather radio or television for weather updates and information.
Be aware of areas near the home that are known to flood.
If told to do so, turn off utilities, disconnect electric appliances and do not touch any electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
Bring in any outside furniture, and move inside items to an upper floor.
Do not park your car around rivers or creeks.
Do not drive in flooded areas.
Do not walk through moving water.
Move to higher ground if flash flooding occurs.
Get local information as soon as it's available.
Stay away from damaged areas unless being assisted by relief officials.
Help emergency workers by staying off the roads.
Return home only if authorities say it's safe.
Be aware of damaged roads. They may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.
Hidden damage may have occurred in buildings, particularly in the foundation, use caution when entering.
Listen to local news to see if the water supply is safe. Floodwater may contain oil, gas or raw sewage.
Repairing your home after flood can be dangerous. Ready.gov has a book that includes way to clean up and repair your home after a flood.
Contact Red Cross in your area for information and emotional support.
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Thursday, April 24 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:36:50 GMT
It has been slow start to the severe weather season across the United States and that translates into lower weather-related deaths. So far in 2014, there have been zero deaths as a direct result from aMore >>
A quiet tornado season, social media may be responsible for lower tornado deaths in recent years.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:04:01 GMT
President Barack Obama plans a brief visit to the Seattle area to survey damage from a mudslide that killed more than three dozen people.More >>
Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's...More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:46 GMT
A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.More >>
No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.More >>