Warm season flash floods are the result of intense rainfalls in a short period of due to slow moving
thunderstorms. Flash floods occur within a few minutes or hours of excessive rainfall, dam or levee
failure, or a sudden release of water held back by an ice jam.
Flash flood or flood warnings are issued when flash flooding has been observed or is highly imminent. Urban and small stream advisories are issued for inconvenience flooding of small streams and streets and low lying areas such as railroad underpasses and urban storm drains.
Know your area's flood risk, flood history, and elevation above flood stage.
Have a family emergency plan,
Have a predetermined spot away from your home where you and your family can go to if told to evacuate.
- NEVER drive across a flooded road.
- Do not attempt to wade across a flooded street or area.