What would you do if another flood were to strike? Would you know what to do and where to go? Would you be more prepared this time than last?

Today is the last day of Severe Weather Awareness Week, a week designed by the National Weather Service in hopes of raising awareness to how important it is to be prepared for whatever the weather might throw our way.

In the last 20 years, awful weather has caused an estimated $250 million in damage within New York State and taken the lives of an estimated 50 people and floods happen to be the number one weather related killer in the United States. The main cause of death during floods comes from cars being swept away by flood water, which is why we’d like to remind you that it’s not a smart idea to ever try to drive through a large pool of water because you never know how deep it might be.

Other things that will help you remain level headed should another flood hit the Binghamton area include creating a communications plan, assembling an emergency kit, preparing your home and pets as well as a variety of other resources and safety tips that you can check out absolutely free on their website and here. You can also check out www.ready.gov.