Flood Preparations

ps_weather_flood_side.jpgFlooding: What Actions Should You Take To Be Prepared?

  • Determine whether you live in a potential flood zone.
  • Keep abreast of road conditions through the news media. Move to a safe area before access is cut off by flood water.
  • Develop a flood emergency action plan.
  • Have Flood Insurance. Flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance. Do not make assumptions. Check your policy.

The National Flood Insurance Program, is a pre-disaster flood mitigation and insurance protection program. The National Flood Insurance Program makes federally backed flood insurance available to residents and business owners

National Flood Insurance Program call 1-888-CALL-FLOOD ext. 445, TDD# 1-800-427-5593.

  • Purchase and use a NOAA Weather Radio.

More information about lightning safety and research is available online at:

  • Flood Watches - Updated as needed by local NWS offices.
  • Flood Warnings - Updated as needed by local NWS offices.
  • Hazardous Weather Outlook - Issued daily by local NWS offices to advise storm spotters and emergency managers of potentially hazardous weather and other hazards.