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Flood Safety

Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Failing to evacuate flooded areas or entering flood waters can lead to injury or death.

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Winter Weather

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds.

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Youth Preparedness Council

The Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) was created in 2012 to bring together youth leaders interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities by completing disaster preparedness projects nationally and locally.

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Preparedness Research

The FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division is accepting applications for the Youth Preparedness Council. The online application process opened on Jan. 18 and students must complete their applications by 11:59 p.m. PT on March 7