FEMA and ASDSO Announce New Public Awareness Materials
Living With Dams: Know Your Risks is a booklet and new website designed to help answer questions about dams: what purposes they serve, associated risks, guidance for those living near dams, and where to find further information. The booklet provides a general overview of dams and dam safety, and answers the following questions:
(1) Why should I care about dams?
(2) What are the risks associated with dams?
(3) Could I be affected by a dam? What is the dam failure flood inundation area?
(4) Once I determine that my property is in a dambreak inundation area, what's next?
ASDSO wishes to thank FEMA and the National Dam Safety Program for providing a grant to produce this product. Printed copies will be distributed by FEMA, for the first time, at the National Dam Safety Awareness Day activities on May 31.
ASDSO also wishes to thank the US Society on Dams Public Awareness Committee for their input.
Please link the new website to your websites if possible. The URL is www.livingneardams.org. Hardcopy booklets are also available from ASDSO.