Floods occur nationwide and are the deadliest weather related killer in the United States.
From river flooding, to urban flooding to flash flooding, flooding can be life-threatening, so you need to keep informed of developing flood situations and be prepared to take quick action to avoid danger.
Here are some terms to inform you of the flood threat:
A Flood Watch or Flash Flood Watch indicates that conditions are favorable for flooding to develop.
A Flood Warning or Flash Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or imminent.
Moderate flooding is when some inundation of structures and roads near streams will occur.
Major flooding is when there is extensive inundation of structures and roads along with possible significant evacuations of people and property to higher elevations.