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Test Your Flood Knowledge

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

The city of San Marcos is very familiar with flooding events happening in the area. In 2015, two floods wiped out much of San Marcos. The flood in May 2015 has been estimated to equal a 250-year flood event. 

Were you aware, there are five types of floods? 

They are:

  • River Flood
  • Coastal Flood
  • Storm Surge
  • Inland Flooding
  • Flash Flood

Let's continue to test your flood knowledge with the following questions.

1) A flash flood is a flood that:

A. is caused by heavy rain rather than from the flooding of a river

B. occurs in urban areas

C. occurs suddenly and unexpectedly and for a short duration

D. is caused by the blocking of drains.

2) Flood risk refers to:

A. the chance of a flood occurring

B. the number of people and properties exposed to floodwaters if a flood occurs

C. the vulnerability of people and properties that are exposed to floodwaters

D. all of the above.

3) According to the National Flood Insurance Program, what's the chance of the average American home sustaining flood damage in the course of a 30-year mortgage?

A. 14 percent

B. 26 percent

C. 48 percent

4) How much rapidly moving water can knock a person down?

A. 3 inches (8 centimeters)

B. 6 inches (15 centimeters)

C. 1 foot (30 centimeters)

5) Which of these can cause floods?

A. Rainfall

B. Ice jam

C. Snowmelt

D. All of the Above


  1. C) occurs suddenly and unexpectedly and for a short duration
  2. D) all of the above.
  3. B) 26 percent
  4. B) 6 inches (15 centimeters)
  5. D) All of the Above

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