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Flood Safety

Quick and Easy Flood Safety tips:

  1. Avoid walking or driving through flood water. It only takes six inches of moving water to knock a person down and only one foot of water to carry any vehicle away
  2. Move to higher ground, especially in any instance where there is or a chance of a flash flood 
  3. Avoid camping or parking next to a body of water during heavy rainfal

 

Difference Between Flood Watch and a Flood Warning:

  • Flood watch: Just a precaution.  This means that the conditions are favorable for flooding to occur in the area. 
  • Flood Warning: Take immediate action.  This means that flooding is already occuring in the area or if it hasn't then it will in a short period of time.