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Popular myths about flooding in Western Washington

The so-called "100-year" flood is really more like the 4 ½ year flood. This can help emergency managers enhance public awareness of how often flooding truly occurs in a region. It also could help convince those people in harm's way that preparedness is m

by Jones, Joseph L.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3146
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Floods, Hazard preparedness, Hazards, Hydrology, Meteorology, Storms
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