Flooding can occur quickly, without much warning. If a flood warning is issued, find shelter right away.

How to prepare

  • Know the difference between a flash flood watch, a flash flood warning, a flood watch and a flood warning.
  • Monitor local weather resources to know when flooding may occur.

What to do during and after flooding

  • Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
    • Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.
  • Determine how best to protect yourself based on the type of flooding.
    • Evacuate if told to do so.
    • Move to higher ground or a higher floor. If you cannot move higher, stay where you are.

For more information, visit https://www.ready.gov/floods.