Levee Flood Risk

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Floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States. People need to know they can take steps to reduce the financial impact of flooding before disaster strikes. One important step is to understand the risks associated with living near a levee. There are currently thousands of miles of levees across the country providing some level of protection for millions of people. However, no levee provides full protection from flooding—even the best flood-control structure cannot completely eliminate the risk of flooding.
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Floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States. People need to know they can take steps to reduce the financial impact of flooding before disaster strikes. One important step is to understand the risks associated with living near a levee. There are currently thousands of miles of levees across the country providing some level of protection for millions of people. However, no levee provides full protection from flooding—even the best flood-control structure cannot completely eliminate the risk of flooding.
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