Every year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard.
People underestimate the force and power of water.
  • Just 6 inches of fast-moving water can known over an adult.
  • Two feet or water will carry most vehicles away (including SUV's and trucks).

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FLOOD or FLASHFLOOD WATCH: Flooding may happen soon.  Stay tuned to the radio or television news for more information.
FLOOD WARNING: A flood may be or will be happening very soon.  Tell an adult if you hear about a flood warning.
FLASHFLOOD WARNING: A flash flood is happening.  Get to high ground right away!

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  • Watch for flooding on bridges and low points in the road.
  • Stay off bridges or roads under water.
  • If you are in a vehicle that becomes washed away by water, get out and swim to higher ground if you can.
  • If you're riding in a vehicle at night be especially careful.  If you drive into deep water, get out of your vehicle.  Climb to higher ground.
  • In areas with frequent flash floods, keep a battery operated radio with you.  Tune to a local station or stay tuned to a NOAA Weather Radio.

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