Hurricanes: Understand Flood Warnings

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Flood Watch

Flash flooding or flooding is possible within the designated WATCH area. Be alert.

Flood Warning

Flash flooding or flooding has been reported or is imminent. Take necessary precautions at once. Flooding of small streams, streets and low-lying areas, such as railroad underpasses and urban storm drains is occurring.

Flood Statement

Follow-up information regarding a flash flood/flood event.