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Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other weather related hazard.  Many of these deaths are related to vehicles driving through floodwaters or people walking closely to or in the actual flood.  People underestimate the force and power of water. 

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), flash floods are the most dangerous kind of floods as they combine the destructive power of a flood with incredible speed and unpredictability. Flash flooding by definition is “rapidly rising and MOVING water”. The force of moving water frequently damages roadbeds, sometimes to the point of collapse.  So many unnecessary vehicular flood related deaths occur as a result of motorists driving across flooded roads.
FloodAware Ohio by Ohio Silver Jackets
Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other weather related hazard. Many of these deaths are related to vehicles driving through floodwaters or people walking closely to or in the actual flood. People underestimate the force and power of water. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), flash floods are the most dangerous kind of floods as they combine the destructive power of a flood with incredible speed and unpredictability. Flash flooding by definition is “rapidly rising and MOVING water”. The force of moving water frequently damages roadbeds, sometimes to the point of collapse. So many unnecessary vehicular flood related deaths occur as a result of motorists driving across flooded roads.
Coastal wetlands are an extremely important component of the Great Lakes ecosystem, providing food, shelter, and breeding grounds for a wide range of fish and wildlife.  Unfortunately, much of the Great Lakes original coastal wetlands have been lost over the last 200 years.  In Lake Ontario, less than 10% of the original coastal wetlands remain.  This documentary tells the story of how one of Lake Ontario’s last large coastal wetland complexes was saved for future generations.
The Story of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project
Coastal wetlands are an extremely important component of the Great Lakes ecosystem, providing food, shelter, and breeding grounds for a wide range of fish and wildlife. Unfortunately, much of the Great Lakes original coastal wetlands have been lost over the last 200 years. In Lake Ontario, less than 10% of the original coastal wetlands remain. This documentary tells the story of how one of Lake Ontario’s last large coastal wetland complexes was saved for future generations.
Water Safety
Water Safety
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation with over 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and more than 360 million visits per year. Please be careful in and around the water because even strong swimmers drown. Check out this website to find valuable tips and resources that could save your life or the life of someone you care about.

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