Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Whether you live near a coastline, near a river or eve in the desert, there is a potential for suffering flood damage. Unlike any other natural disaster such as hurricanes that have typical peak season, floods can occur anywhere and anytime.
Therese are some of the flood terms used to identify a flood hazard.
A flood watch indicates that conditions are favorable for flooding to developed. Be prepared to move to higher ground.
A flood warning means that flooding is occurring or will occur soon. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
A flash flood warning means that flash flooding is occurring or imminent. Move to higher grounds immediately.