Hazard Identification/Risk Analysis

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Flooding is the most frequently occurring natural disaster in Ohio as well as in the United States. Floods in Ohio occur in rivers and streams when flow exceeds the capacity of the channel in to the floodplain. Although this is a natural process, humans continue to inhabit areas where flooding is eminent in flood hazard areas. Development in flood hazard areas often leads to loss of life and property - floods damage property and infrastructure in Ohio every year.

For more information, see the section on flooding in the State Hazard Mitigation Plan: Section 2.2

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