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Yellow house surrounded by trees and floodwater

Snohomish, WA, November 8, 2006 -- This home and section of Snohomish was flooded when the Snohomish River breached its levee. (FEMA/Nauman)

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states. Many times flooding comes as a hazard from another disaster, such as a hurricane.

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