How will we find out about a coming flood?
  • The first part of a Flood Plan is putting yourself in a position to get some advance warning of an unfolding situation. Large-scale flooding on the main stem of a river may occur over many hours or several days, but flash floods can strike in minutes. Important steps you can take include signing up for flood alerts and monitoring weather patterns and local conditions. Flooding in Michigan can happen any time of year.
  • Sign up for NOAA National Weather Service Flood Alerts
  • Monitor river levels from NOAA National Weather Service
  • Determine your property's proximity to waterways by learning about and reviewing flood hazard maps

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1. How will we find out about a coming flood?
2. At what river level does our property begin to flood?
3. How can we prepare for floods?
4. How will we learn about evacuation orders?
5. What access roads can we use to evacuate in the case of rising waters?
6. What steps should we take to prepare our property?
7. Where should our family meet if we are separated during a flood event?
8. How do I keep my family safe during a flood?
9. What other considerations should I make?
10. What is the difference between a "watch" and a "warning"?