The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched an educational campaign this week to teach Americans about the dangers of flooding, the nation's most common natural disaster. Officials say many people disregard the risk of flooding because they don't live near a river or other body of water, but 25% of flood insurance claims come from outside of high-risk areas. Officials also are trying to eradicate the myth that only property owners need flood insurance because renters also often lose valuable property in floods.

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