Flood Watches and Warnings
- The National Weather Service will issue watches and warnings which will be broadcast by local television and radio stations.
- Flash Flood Warning: "Take Action!" A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.
- Flash Flood Watch: "Be Aware." A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but is is possible.
- Flood Warning: "Take Action!" A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.
- Flood Watch: "Be Prepared." A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.
- Flood Advisory: "Be Aware." A Flood Advisory is issued when a weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance, but is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.