Storm seasons for flooding are year round, know your flood risk no matter where you live.
There are many causes of flooding, which means that any time of year, depending on the weather and where you live you are at risk for flooding. In 2016, the US saw more floods than any other year on record, and the stats for 2019 so far show that we may be at risk to break that record again. Coming out of very active Hurricane seasons over the past few years with massive storm surges along our coasts along with record breaking precipitation such as rain and snow fall in many parts of the US, especially the Midwest, we have already started the first few months with normal and record breaking flooding. The first thing you can do to prepare is know when to expect flooding based on where you live.
- Coastal areas are likely to flood between the months of June and November due to hurricane activity.
- Midwestern areas are likely to flood in the spring and summer due to heavy rains.
- Northeastern and Northwestern areas are likely to experience flooding in the spring due to ice jams on streams and rivers.
- Southwestern areas are likely to experience flooding in late summer months due to monsoons.
Your flood risk also depends on manmade and natural bodies of water around your home or business such as rivers, lakes, dams, levees and sewer systems. Get to know the area you live in and the risks for flooding before disaster strikes.