Flood Terms

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Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a flood hazard:

  • Flood Watch:
    Flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commerical radio, or television for information.
  • Flash Flood Watch:
    Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
  • Flood Warning:
    Flood is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Flash Flood Warning:
    A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.