Flash Flooding: Is the #1 cause of deaths associated with thunderstorms...more than 140 fatalities each year.
Most flash flood fatalities occur at night and most victims are people who become trapped in automobiles.
Six inches of fast-moving water can knock you off your feet; a depth of two feet will cause most vehicles to float.
Flood Watch: Is issued when weather conditions are favorable for very heavy rain that could cause flooding or flash floods.
Flood Warning: Flooding has been reported or is imminent. Take the necessary precaution if you are in a flood prone area.