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  • Flood Safety: What To Do After a Flood

    Flood Safety: What To Do After a Flood

    (WVVA) - All week long we have talked about flood preparation and safety during a flood, but once the water levels begin to recede, does that mean that the danger is over? Unfortunately the answer is no.More >>
    (WVVA) - All week long we have talked about flood preparation and safety during a flood, but once the water levels begin to recede, does that mean that the danger is over? Unfortunately the answer is no.More >>
  • Flood Safety: What To Do During A Flood

    Flood Safety: What To Do During A Flood

    If a flood is likely in your area, you should: Listen to the radio or television for information. Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediatelyMore >>
    If a flood is likely in your area, you should: Listen to the radio or television for information. Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediatelyMore >>
  • Flood Safety: NWS Water Resources

    Flood Safety: NWS Water Resources

    National Weather Service Water Resources The NWS homepage, www.weather.gov , provides up to date weather and water advisory, watch, and warning information for the U.S. and its territories. However, theMore >>
    National Weather Service Water Resources The NWS homepage, www.weather.gov , provides up to date weather and water advisory, watch, and warning information for the U.S. and its territories. However, theMore >>
  • Flood Safety: Types of Floods

    Flood Safety: Types of Floods

    Not all floods are created the same way - it may take days for flood waters to rise or just a matter of minutes.Floods are often times a gradual but persistent process. The key for a flood is that theMore >>
    Not all floods are created the same way - it may take days for flood waters to rise or just a matter of minutes.Floods are often times a gradual but persistent process. The key for a flood is that theMore >>
  • Spring forecast: Cool in North, still dry in West

    Spring forecast: Cool in North, still dry in West

    The first day of spring? Some people in Maine were shoveling 6 inches of new snow. And in Michigan, college students couldn't even burn a snowman. OK, so it was a fake snowman. But it was real snow thatMore >>
    The first day of spring? Some people in Maine were shoveling 6 inches of new snow. And in Michigan, college students couldn't even burn a snowman. OK, so it was a fake snowman. But it was real snow thatMore >>
  • Flood Safety: Inland Flooding

    Flood Safety: Inland Flooding

    Floods are always a big concern here in Appalachia. Most of our flooding comes from long duration storms that dump rain over several days or strong storms that drop a lot of rain in a hurry. We've seenMore >>
    Floods are always a big concern here in Appalachia. Most of our flooding comes from long duration storms that dump rain over several days or strong storms that drop a lot of rain in a hurry. We've seenMore >>
  • Flood Safety: Preparedness Checklist

    Flood Safety: Preparedness Checklist

    (WVVA) -- Before flooding occurs in your area, make sure you are as prepared as you can be. ~Know your travel routes: When it comes to travel, know your town. Know what streets flood first and easilyMore >>
    (WVVA) -- Before flooding occurs in your area, make sure you are as prepared as you can be. ~Know your travel routes: When it comes to travel, know your town. Know what streets flood first and easilyMore >>
  • Flood Safety: Having a Plan

    Flood Safety: Having a Plan

    Having a plan is important for most things in life, but it is especially important when it comes to flood safety. Floods are something that can be forecasted in advance, but it is still important to alwaysMore >>
    Having a plan is important for most things in life, but it is especially important when it comes to flood safety. Floods are something that can be forecasted in advance, but it is still important to alwaysMore >>
  • The National "Turn Around Don't Drown" Program turns 10 years old

    The National "Turn Around Don't Drown" Program turns 10 years old

    Flooding remains one of the top weather killers in the U.S., with the average number of annual fatalities totaling near 90. More than half of these fatalities are vehicle-related. The National WeatherMore >>
    Flooding remains one of the top weather killers in the U.S., with the average number of annual fatalities totaling near 90. More than half of these fatalities are vehicle-related. The National WeatherMore >>
  • Flood Safety: "Turn Around, Don't Drown"

    Flood Safety: "Turn Around, Don't Drown"

    Turn Around Don't Drown, or TADD for short, is a NOAA National Weather Service campaign used to educate people about the hazards of driving a vehicle or walking through flood waters. This year is theMore >>
    Turn Around Don't Drown, or TADD for short, is a NOAA National Weather Service campaign used to educate people about the hazards of driving a vehicle or walking through flood waters. This year is theMore >>
  • Flood Hazards

    Flood Hazards

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    A flood is defined as any high flow, overflow, or inundation of water that causes or threatens damage. Flooding can occur with prolonged rainfall over several days, intense rainfall over a short periodMore >>
    A flood is defined as any high flow, overflow, or inundation of water that causes or threatens damage. Flooding can occur with prolonged rainfall over several days, intense rainfall over a short periodMore >>
  • Flood Safety: Know the difference between a WATCH & WARNING

    Know the difference between a WATCH & WARNING

    This week is Flood Safety Awareness Week across the Nation and the WVVA Weather Team will be bringing you tips on how to stay safe during floods here in the 2 Virginias. Each day this week we will beMore >>
    Knowing the difference between a Flood/Flash Flood Watch vs. a Warning is your first line of defense and may save your life! Everyone in your family should know when to take action if flooding is possible...More >>
  • Congress clears bill to ease flood insurance hikes

    Congress clears bill to ease flood insurance hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Less than two years after passing major legislation aimed at reforming the government's much-criticized flood insurance program, Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a billMore >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Less than two years after passing major legislation aimed at reforming the government's much-criticized flood insurance program, Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a billMore >>
  • Flood Safety: Preparedness & Awareness

    Flood Safety: Preparedness & Awareness

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    Flood Safety - Preparedness and Awareness Nearly every day, flooding happens somewhere in the United States or its territories. Flooding can occur in any of the fifty states or U.S. territories atMore >>
    Flood Safety - Preparedness and Awareness Nearly every day, flooding happens somewhere in the United States or its territories. Flooding can occur in any of the fifty states or U.S. territories atMore >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Heavy rain floods and closes local roadways

    SLIDESHOW: Heavy rain floods and closes local roadways

    Pembroke, VA (WVVA) -- Localized heavy rain fell across the Pembroke, Pearisburg, Rich Creek, Peterstown, and Wytheville areas Thursday afternoon causing flooding. Route 460 was closed for over an hourMore >>
    Pembroke, VA (WVVA) -- Localized heavy rain fell across the Pembroke, Pearisburg, Rich Creek, Peterstown, and Wytheville areas Thursday afternoon causing flooding. Route 460 was closed for over an hourMore >>
  • WVVA Webpoll

  • Do you have flood insurance?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Yes
    16%
    12 votes
    No
    84%
    63 votes
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