Flooding is common
Charlotte gets more rain each year than does Seattle. Yet we have fewer rainy days. More rain in less time means a greater chance of flash flooding.Flooding is costly
Floods cost Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents more money than any other type of natural disaster.Flooding is deadly
In the past 20 years, flooding has killed more people in Charlotte-Mecklenburg than tornadoes and lightning combined.
(Local video for 2013 National Flood Safety Awareness Week)