Floods and Emergency Preparedness

Floods can be serious catastrophes and they are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Floods can be caused by a variety of factors, including a sudden accumulation of rain, rising rivers, tidal surges, ice jams and dam failures. The most common cause of flooding is water due to rain and/or snowmelt that accumulates faster than soils can absorb it or rivers can ... [Continue Reading]

Flooding and Construction Safety

Construction workers who are confronted with working in flooded areas, or after a flood has occurred, are at risk for a number hazards, from contaminated water to downed electrical lines. Unexpected and extreme weather appears to be more and more common with special implications for construction sites. Flooding can cause the disruption of water purification and sewage ... [Continue Reading]