What is the difference between a "watch" and a "warning"?
  • Flood Watch: Flooding is possible. Tune in to your NOAA Weather Radio, local radio or television for information and check the flood alert sites on the Internet.
  • Flash Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground and tune in to your NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.
  • Flood Warning: Flooding is occurring or will occur soon. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Flash Flood Warning: A flash flood is occurring. Seek higher ground immediately.

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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"?