Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, and Douglas County has had its share of destructive floods. This page contains information to help you prepare for and recover from floods and flash floods.
Here are a few steps to take before a flood occurs.
Flood Watch means flooding is possible during the time the watch is in effect. This may be issued a day or more in advance of expected flooding. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, local media (radio and television),and Social Media for additional information.
Flash Flood Watch means flash flooding (a rapid flooding of locations which are normally dry, street flooding, etc.) is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground if a warning is issued. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, local media (radio and television),and Social Media for additional information.
Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or will occur soon. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Avoid areas prone to flooding.
Flash Flood Warning means flash flooding is occurring. Avoid low areas and areas prone to flooding. Tune into local media and trusted sources for additional information. **Note: When the NWS issues a Flash Flood Warning, this will trigger a Wireless Emergency Alert.**
Your safety should be your highest priority during floods and flash floods. Here are few tips to consider when a Flood/Flash Flood Warning is issued.
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