SALT LAKE CITY -- Flooding is the most common weather-related natural disaster. In Utah, nine of the state's 11 major disaster declarations have been related to flooding.
The message: Floods happen and they can happen anywhere, so this is time for Utahns to prepare.
Gov. Gary Herbert has declared March 12-18 to be Flood Safety Awareness Week 2017. We've seen some flooding in the state so far, but that's likely not all of it. We hate for people to be caught off guard.
Governor Herbert's awareness week proclamation
The Utah Division of Emergency Management and National Weather Service want to share the following tips that can help Utahns prepare for floods.