Flash Floods

Flash FloodCauses:

  • Heavy rainfall
  • Dam/levee breaks
  • Mudslides

Watch vs. Warning

Watch: flash flood/flooding possible within designated area

Warning: flash flood/flooding is reported or imminent; GET TO HIGHER GROUND

Urban and Small Stream Advisory

Flooding of small streams, streets and low-lying areas is occurring

Flood vs. Flash Flood

Flood: over flow of water onto normally dry land; longer term event that may last several hours to days

Flash Flood: flood caused by heavy or excessive rainfall over a short period of time; may occur without rainfall

Take a Look:

https://youtu.be/UFWAILYJcmI

 

More information:

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/floods/

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