Floods

DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOWING WATER!!!Turn Around Don't Drown
 
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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Definitions:

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!
 

TipNOAA Weather Radios

  • 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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