June is Flood Awareness Month and our County’s Department of Environmental Resources (DER) is working to raise awareness of flood risks and what County residents can do to protect their homes, families and personal belongings if flooding occurs.

June also marks the beginning of hurricane season and severe weather conditions can cause flooding, threaten lives, and damage property. County residents are encouraged to be flood smart and know what to do before, during and after a flood.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers flood awareness tips and information at www.ready.gov/floods. To learn more about flood insurance options and premium discounts available to Prince George’s County residents, visit www.floodsmart.gov.