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Floods and flash floods

Now is the time to determine your area's flood risk. If you are not sure whether you live in a floodplain, contact your local government to find out. If you are in a floodplain, consider buying flood insurance.

When a flood watch is issued, move your furniture and valuables to higher floors in your home. Prepare for possible evacuation.

When a flood warning is issued, listen to the radio or watch local TV stations for information and instructions.

When a flash flood warning is issued, move to higher ground away from rivers, streams, creeks and storm drains.

Do not drive around barricades. If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.