FLOODS

  • Lives


    FLASH FLOODS

    take more lives each year than any other severe weather hazard

  • Power


    SIX INCHES

    of fast moving water can easily knock over an adult

  • CARS & SUVs


    TWO FEET

    of water can carry away most vehicles

  • POPULATED


    HIGH DENSITY

    areas are more prone to flash floods, due to less drainage

SAFETY TIPS

WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS

  • GET OUT


    TURN
    AROUND

    Get out of areas subject to flooding such as dips, low spots, canyons, washes, etc. Avoid already flooded and high-velocity flow areas– don’t attempt to cross a flowing stream.

  • VEHICLE


    BE
    SMART

    Never drive through flooded roadways in case the roadbed is no longer intact. If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.

  • NIGHT


    STAY
    ALERT

    Be cautious at night when it’s harder to recognize flood dangers.

  • PARKING


    THINK
    BEFORE YOU PARK

    Don’t camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS


Do you know what to do when you hear an emergency notification system?

Find Out

Take the Quiz

  • Question 1

    Flash floods may occur very quickly during a heavy rain.

    Correct!

    Rain makes water rise

    Incorrect

    Rain makes water rise

  • Question 2

    It is still safe to drive through flooded roadways, even if the roadbed is no longer intact.

    Correct!

    No road means no traction

    Incorrect

    A lack of a road means a lack of safety

  • Your Results

    0 Correct, 0 Wrong

  • Make a Plan

    A little preparation could protect your life and the lives of those around you. It only takes a few minutes to develop a plan. When finished, you'll have a pocket-size emergency plan at hand.

  • Build a Kit

    Remember how long it took to pack for your last vacation? The last thing you want to worry about in a disaster is packing. That’s why everyone should have an Emergency Supply Kit ready to go. Use this checklist to help you assemble your kit.

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