If it has been raining hard for several hours, or steadily raining for several days, be alert to the possibility of a flood.
- Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or your local radio or TV stations for flood information.
- Floods can take several hours to days to develop.
- A flood WATCH means a flood is possible in your area.
- A flood WARNING means flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in your area.
- Flash floods can take only a few minutes to a few hours to develop!
- A flash flood WATCH means flash flooding is possible in your area.
- A flash flood WARNING means a flash flood is already occurring or will occur very soon