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What to Do Before a Flood

Flood Safety

Flood Warning vs. Watch

Before a Flood

During a Flood

After a Flood

Flooding Resources

Flood SafetyTurn Around Don’t DrownState Flood InformationFlood HazardsNWS Flood Related ProductsForecasts and ObservationsNational Water CenterEducation and Outreach MaterialsPartner Agencies

Sometimes floods develop slowly and forecasters can anticipate where a flood will happen days or weeks before it occurs. Oftentimes flash floods can occur within minutes and sometimes without any sign of rain. Being prepared can save your life and give you peace of mind.

+Create a Communications Plan

+Assemble an Emergency Kit

+Know Your Risk

+Sign Up for Notifications

+Prepare Your Home

+Prepare your Family/Pets

+Charge Your Essential Electronics