flood-prone area

flood-prone area

An area that has a 1 percent probability of flooding in any given year.Although popularly known as an area that will flood sometime in a 100-year period, this characterization is technically inaccurate.

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Standing firm on his stance on flood-prone Amaravati not safe to be Andhra capital, he asked, "Is Amaravati not in a flood-prone area, did it not submerge when 8 lakh cusecs of floodwater came in?
Barangay Wawang Pulo will soon lose its reputation of being a flood-prone area because of the flood pumping system, according to Valenzuela District 1 Rep.
Joan Huffman, R-Houston, has legislation that would require sellers of residential properties to notify buyers if a property is located in a flood-prone area - and whether it has previously flooded.
You can prevent injuries by determining if your area has a history of flooding or if your camp is in a flood-prone area. If you are in a flood-prone area, you should have emergency supplies, such as shovel, sandbags, lumber, tools, bottled water, and canned food, on hand.
Satyanarayana on Tuesday apparently stirred controversy by stating that Amaravati, which lies in a flood-prone area is not a safe place for the capital city and much of the public's money had been wasted in developing it.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build about 100 homes in a flood-prone area in Wolston look set to move on a step.
Andhra Pradesh Minister Botsa Satyanarayana on Tuesday stirred a controversy by stating that Amravati, which lied in a flood-prone area, was not a safe place for being the state capital city.
"I've completely left the flood-prone area. I'm happy now I just have to walk for 3km downstream for farming and come back to the safer grounds,'' said the mother of five.
"This project is vital as residents and their properties of flood-prone area are now protected," Public Works and Highways Secretary MarkVillar said.
Summary: Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Aug 20 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Minister Botsa Satyanarayana on Tuesday apparently stirred controversy by stating that Amaravati, which lies in a flood-prone area is not a safe place for capital city and much of the public's money had been wasted in developing it.
'This project is vital as residents and their properties [located at the] flood-prone area are now protected,' Villar said in a statement.
It will always be a flood-prone area no matter what.