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Floods

 Flooded House


More people die from flooding than any other severe-weather-related hazard.
It only takes six inches of fast-moving floodwater to knock over an adult and
two feet to carry away most vehicles, including pickups and SUVs.
The moment a flash-flood warning is issued for your area, follow this simple advice:
Turn Around Don't Drown TM. This is one emergency that can truly happen in a "flash"!


What's the difference between a flash flood and a normal flood?
Flash flooding occurs during heavy rain events and happens very quickly.
It ends quickly as well. Regular flooding occurs as the result of a more prolonged
rain event, lake overflow, or dam failure.
It's more gradual, more predictable, and lasts longer.

 

 Turn Around Don't Drown

For More Information

  KnoWhat2Do! Think, prepare and act to protect your personal safety and the safety of those around you if there is a threat of flooding.
  When severe weather hits, Texans need to be ready.
  NOAA - national severe storms laboratory