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Floods and severe storms are a rising issue in Virginia. However, there are many small actions that can be taken to prevent damage and dangerous situations. Adding vegetation around areas that suffer during floods can help to absorb the water. Another easy solution would be to install flood walls and insulation in lower levels of buildings to prevent water damage and threat. Also, storing appliances and utilities off the ground can prevent damage to necessities and prevent the possibility of electrocution. One final precaution is to make sure there is a safe evacuation plan established in case of a flood.