March is Flood Insurance Awareness Month in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma is no stranger to flooding. With its diverse geography and intense weather patterns, the state frequently experiences flood events that cause both the tragic loss of lives and significant property damage. Many Oklahoma communities faced floods last year. That’s why the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and the Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association are honored that Governor Kevin Stitt has proclaimed March as "Flood Insurance Awareness Month" in Oklahoma.
"Oklahoman's should take the first opportunity to get informed about nearby floodplains, floodplain development regulations, and make decisions about flood insurance and flood preparation," said OWRB Executive Director Julie Cunningham. "Given the dangerous and expensive nature of floods, and the rapid time frame in which they can occur, being ready for the next event is essential."
Some ways to get prepared before the flood include determining if you live in or near a floodplain, checking flood insurance status, and making a plan for what to do in the event of a flood.