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Join us for DC Flood Awareness Week! | June 21 – 25
June 21-25 is DC Flood Awareness Week!
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What is Flood Awareness Week? DC Flood Awareness Week seeks to improve public knowledge of flooding and the potential threats for homeowners and renters. The campaign aims to empower District residents and business owners to mitigate their exposure to potential flooding through improved readiness and education. Join us for five days of fun and informative programming.
Learn more! ready.dc.gov/floodweek
June 21 | An Introduction to Flooding in the District | 6:30PM
Flooding can happen in many ways and often without warning! To kick off DC Flood Awareness Week, we’ll provide an overview of flooding in the District and how you can know if your home or business might be at risk. We’ll also explore different types of flooding, how flood forecasting works, and how the public can learn about potential flood events. Lastly, attendees will learn about ReadyDC, and the District’s Flood Risk Viewer.
June 22 | An Ounce of Prevention: Flood Barrier Technologies | 10:00AM
Flooding is a real threat, especially in low-lying areas of the District. By designing buildings and neighborhood defenses District residents can still live, play, and work along our city’s beautiful waterways. Fortunately, there are many different technologies that can be deployed. Join us as we learn more about different engineering solutions that are being deployed at public and private properties throughout the District to hold back flood waters!
June 23 | The History of Flooding in the District | 6:30PM
Dive into District of Columbia’s long history of flooding. We will explore how the District’s waterways have been transformed over the last 200 years by land use decisions, infill development, and urbanization. Specifically, the presentation will introduce “Uncovering The History of the District’s Buried Streams” – a new story map from the Department of Energy & Environment. The presentation will also examine past flooding events through historic photos and flood maps.
June 24 | Get Covered: Flood Insurance – Do You Need It? | 4:00PM
Flooding can happen when you least expect it! Learn how to protect your residence in the event of a flood! Join us for an informative flood insurance forum lead by the District’s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB). This session will cover everything from homeowner and renter policies to agency resources and complaint processes available.
How to join:
1) Click here to join the WebEx session June 24 at 4:00PM
2) Join by phone: 1-650-479-3208 | Access code: 172 179 7613
June 25 | Day of Action: Be Aware and Be Prepared! | All Day
For the final day of DC Flood Awareness Week, we’re calling District residents to action to ensure they stay aware of any potential flooding and stay prepared for when that times comes! Throughout the day DOEE and HSEMA will be sharing the best ways residents can stay aware and prepared with the hashtag #DCFloodWeek on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Stay Aware! Sign up for Alert DC | alertdc.dc.gov
Stay Prepared! Make a plan with ReadyDC | ready.dc.gov
Download the HSEMA App! | Apple App Store | Google Play Store