NOAA, FEMA share life-saving tips during National Flood Safety Awareness Week

Officials with NOAA and FEMA are sharing life saving tips during National Flood Safety Awareness Week. 

During National Flood Safety Awareness Week, which runs through March 16th-22nd, authorities will highlight the importance of preparing for a flood and teach people what to do if they're ever stuck in a flooding situation.

Authorities said create a disaster supply kit, keep tabs on the local forecast and share alerts with friends and loved ones via text or through social media, alerting them when a flood threat or hazardous weather conditions exists.

According to NOAA, 85 people lost their lives to freshwater flooding.

More than half of those fatalities were a result of people driving into floodwaters.

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