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FEMA says people in Shasta County are at a greater risk for flooding

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FEMA says people in Shasta County are at a greater risk for flooding

FEMA is warning people living in wildfire burn scar areas about the risk of flooding this rainy season.

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FEMA says people in Shasta County are at a greater risk for flooding

The danger.

More rain is heading in -- and fire-affected areas like whiskeytown, centerville, and keswick- are all at risk for flooding.

Fema says people who live in and around recent burn scares are at a higher risk for flash floods or even mudslides.

That wildfires tend to leave the ground charred or unable to absorb water.

Fema says they hope people in shasta county who live in these vulnerable areas are prepared for potential flooding.

They say the best bet is to buy flood insurance.

I spoke to one man who says when it comes to the potential risk of flooding or mudlsides, he worried.

I mean we could have 40 days and 40 nights of rain here and we would never be affected here& that of my concern is the floods.

I concerned about the top soil being eroded and the creeks running over in the sacramento river& environmental issues i concerned about.

Fire is another one& if a fire were to go through without getting rid of these trees, we would have another catastrophe?

Several other people told me the same thing -- that flooding or mudslides aren their main concern and that many would not pay for pricey insurance.

The organization says that floods are the most common and expensive natural disaster in the u-s.

Live in redding, karen alvarez, action news now, coverage you can count on.# thanks karen -- fema says just one inch of water in an average-sized home can cause more than 25- thousand dollars in damage.

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