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.
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.
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.
If you know a teen interested in preparedness and community service, please encourage them to apply.