What is flooding?
Flooding is when water covers normally dry ground. Flooding can occur when water overtops river banks, when levees break, a dam breaks, when there is heavy rainfall, sometimes when there is snowmelt, and when ocean water comes on to shore. Flooding can occur even when there is a few inches of water on the ground.
What to do during flooding?
Before flooding occurs it is important to have all your important documents together. It may be a good idea to have insurance to protect your valuables during flood events as well.
Now, if ever faced with a flooding situation, move to higher ground! Note, if you are dealing with river or creek flooding, it may take a while for a river or creek to crest. Which means it will take longer for water to recede.
Never drive, walk, or swim through flooded roads/areas, turn around don’t drown. Remember, it doesn’t take much water to knock a person off their feet.