This dam in Alabama overflowed after a period of heavy rain. Dam failure or levee breeches can occur with little warning.
Knowing your risk, making sure an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is in place, and evacuating when directed by emergency response officials are the most important steps you can take to staying safe from a dam failure. More >> STATEWIDE - A "dam" is an artificial barrier that has the ability to impound water, wastewater, or any liquid-borne material for the purpose of storage or control of water (different types of dams). DamsMore >>