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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Flash Floods

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Flash Floods and Floods

  • A flash flood occurs within a few hours (usually less than 6 hours) of heavy or excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure.  
  • Floods develop more slowly than flash floods, normally greater than 6 hours.
  • More than half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. —TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!
  • Many flash flood fatalities occur at night.
  • Six inches of fast-moving water can knock you off your feet.
  • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

How deep is the water

Learn your flood risk by entering your address in the Flood Smart widget, #FloodSafety

Visit these links to learn more tips about preparing for floods in your area.

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