September is National Preparedness Month. Pledge to Prepare by joining the National Preparedness Coalition now!
Empower yourself and help coordinate preparedness activities for your
family, neighbors and co-workers and those with whom you may study or
Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a flood hazard
Flood Watch: Flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information
Flash Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
Flood Warning: Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
Flash Flood Warning: A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.
Remember, Turn Around, Don’t Drown. The reason that so many people drown during flooding is because few of them realize the incredible power of water. A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes only two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles. This includes pickups and SUVs.