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Disasters Do Happen
 
Floods

Of all natural hazards capable of producing a disaster, a flood is the most common in causing loss of life, human suffering inconvenience, widespread damage to buildings, structures, crop, infrastructure, and other national assets.

Severe weather conditions which lead to intense rainfall such as tropical depressions and hurricanes often lead to flooding.

 

 

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