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Flood Watches and Warnings

What to know about the terms.

FLOOD WATCH is issued for situations related to widespread general flooding.

FLOOD WARNING is issued when flooding of a normally dry area near a stream or other water source is expected

RIVER FLOOD WARNING is issued when a river at a gauge site is expected to, or has, exceeded flood stage.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH is issued when sudden violent flooding is anticipated — these are serious situations in which life and/or property are in danger. Flash floods can occur in urban, suburban or rural areas around streams, lakes, or rivers, or when a great deal of rain falls in a short time period, overwhelming storm sewers.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING is issued in response to a few hours of locally heavy rainfall, a dam or levee failure, or water released from an ice jam rapidly flooding nearby land.

FloodsHow to Prepare for FloodsGet ready now before the flood waters rise.When a Flood Watch or Warning Is IssuedBe safe, be smart and follow these tips.Protection Against MosquitoesLarge amounts of pooled water after a flood or other natural disaster could lead to an increase in mosquito populations. Fortunately, while they are a pest, the majority do not carry communicable diseases.Mudslides Preparation and SurvivalBe prepared for the possibility of a mudslide (debris slides) or landslides, which are typically associated with periods of heavy rainfall or rapid snow melt. Floods can come as a result of a mudslide or landslide.Flood Watches and WarningsWhat to know about the terms.Flash Flooding Preparation and SurvivalAs pleasant as a rainfall can be, it can quickly turn into a dangerous flooding situation.