Recent wildfires will make floods even more dangerous, weather expert warns

Weather experts warn areas that were hit hard by recent wildfires could see flooding this winter

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Cal Fire’s “Ready-Set-Go” initiative for evacuating during a wildfire, saying that process is much the same for evacuating during a flash flood or other weather-related event. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, also recommends people in wildfire-prone areas or residents who have seen an increased amount of wildfire activity purchase flood insurance from an agent or company who participates in the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA has set up a flood insurance referral hotline at 1-800-427-4661.  ]]>

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