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What do floods do?Edit

Floods can be quite destructive. A flood can do damage to buildings and personal items. Loss of life, induced from drowning, is quite common. Floods damage rivers, wetlands, and pollutes habitats. However, many animals can be dependant on seasonal floods. This can enhance their breeding. 

What can you do? Edit

When you are warned of a flood, try to construct a barrier if possible. Prepare emergency kits, and stay away from the water. Downed power lines will transfer electricity throughout the water. The water is possibly dirty from sewage excrement and can lead to typhoid and/or parasitic diseases. If you are warned of a flood and you are driving, get out as quick as possible. Floods can stall your car.