Updated: June 02, 2021 05:49 PM
Created: May 26, 2021 12:01 PM
Floods account for the most thunderstorm related deaths per year, even more than tornadoes and lightning. There is a noticeable difference between a flood and a flash flood – mainly the speed at which impacts will happen and duration of impact.
FLOOD WATCH: Conditions are favorable for river flooding or inundation in flood plains within the watch area. Be prepared for potential rising river levels. Those near rivers or in a flood plain should consider using sandbags if necessary. Make sure sump pumps are working properly and check weather conditions regularly.
What should you do if a Flood Watch is issued for your area?
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FLOOD WARNING: Flooding is either occurring along rivers or in flood plains or will be imminent in defined areas. Flood conditions may last as long as several days. Move to higher ground if flood water is forecast to impact your home and obey any evacuation orders.
What should you do if a Flood Warning is issued in your area?
FLASH FLOOD WATCH: Conditions are favorable for a sudden, rapid rise of water due to heavy rains. This will occur within the watch area through a set timeframe. Be prepared for rapidly rising water in low areas and rivers due to potential heavy rains. Check weather conditions frequently.
What should you do if a Flash Flood Watch is issued for your area?
FLASH FLOOD WARNING: Sudden, rapid rises of flood waters are either happening or are imminent in the warned area. Seek shelter and higher ground immediately.
What should you do if there is a Flash Flood Warning?
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