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A flood is a general and temporary condition where 2 or more acres of normally dry land or two or more properties are inundated by water or mudflow. Your flood risk isn't just based on history: it's based on many factors that include current weather patterns, natural changes in the environment, and recent development in your community.
Fast melting snow, severe storms and heavy rainfall are some of the causes of flooding.
Flooding can happen anywhere, but it's important to understand the different flood risks.
FEMA conducts a Flood Insurance Study and uses this data to create the flood hazard maps.
Use our interactive tool to see what causes flooding.
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