Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters, and can happen anywhere in the country.
Learning some facts about floods would go a long way in help with your emergency preparedness plans.
Most people know that low-lying places near lakes, rivers, and the coast are more vulnerable to flooding.
But few know that even arid places like deserts are subject to flash floods too.
In fact, the US Geological Service notes that more people die of drowning in deserts than they do of dehydration.
In this DisasterGraphic, we discuss some facts about floods, and share some tips on what to do before, during, and after one.
Facts about floods: A DisasterGraphic