Floods cause tremendous amounts of home damage every year, so preventing the damage ahead of a flood's arrival is one of the most important preparations you can make to secure your house. What methods are available, and what would work best for your home? Take this quiz to find out.
Question 1 of 10
Where do floods rank in terms of frequency among natural disasters that damage homes in the United States?
Question 2 of 10
What term applies to an area that is highly prone to flooding?
Question 3 of 10
In a 20-year floodplain, what is the probability that the area will flood in the year following a first flood?
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About how much damage can an inch of floodwater cause in a house?
Question 5 of 10
If major flooding is predicted for your area, which of these things should you do?
Question 6 of 10
How can you easily see if your yard is graded effectively to prevent flooding?
Question 7 of 10
Ideally, how far from the house should rain spouts divert rain water?
Question 8 of 10
How does dry flood proofing prevent water damage during a flood?
Question 9 of 10
What is unique about wet flood proofing?
Question 10 of 10