The brainy folks over at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) have released a little handy outreach booklet designed to help folks living behind levees understand their risks. It’s called, appropriately, So, You Live Behind a Levee!
The 28-page booklet answers such questions as:
- What does it mean to live behind a levee?
- Are your home and loved ones safe from floods?
- How much protection does the levee really provide?
- What do you need to know to be safe?
It’s brief, well-illustrated, and well-written. Anybody living in areas with levees (and that’s an awful lot of us) ought to have a quick look.
So, You Live Behind a Levee! (PDF, 2MB)