Flood Terms

You should become familiar with these terms used to identify flood hazards:

Flood Watch means flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for further information.

Flash Flood Watch means flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for further information.

Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

Flash Flood Warning means flash flooding is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.