Floods can and do happen. In fact, they are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Yuba County has suffered some of the most devastating flood events of the past century, most notably those in 1986 and 1997. Although flood protection is much better thanks to recent levee improvements, there is always some risk. Being prepared is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your property. Use the links on this page to learn more about your flood risk and how to prepare for and survive a flood event.