Flood warning part 2
Flood warning: When a flood warning is issued, flooding is imminent or is already happening. The flood warning typically includes important information to help you overcome flooding, such as safety tips, evacuation procedures, location of emergency shelters, and more. A flood warning is a sign to avoid low lying areas and stay tuned to radio or TV stations to get weather updates. If local officials advise you to evacuate, do so immediately.
Flash flood warning: Flash floods are sudden violent floods that occur very quickly, usually in six hours or less, when it rains heavily or when levees and dams break. Densely populated areas, such as cities, are at a high risk for flash floods. Since flash floods can happen so fast, unfortunately there isn’t always time to send out a flash flood warning alert. If you do learn of a flash flood warning, seek higher ground immediately. Flash floods can develop even in areas where it doesn’t rain when the warning was issued. Remember, if you are under a flood warning, seek shelter right away and don’t forget to protect your property from flooding.