How to prepard for a flood. This is just some examples.

Flash floods can occur within a few minutes or hours of excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure, or a sudden release of water held by an ice jam. Flash floods often have a dangerous wall of roaring water carrying rocks, mud and other debris.

Overland flooding, the most common type of flooding event, typically occurs when waterways such as rivers or streams overflow their banks as a result of rainwater or a possible levee breach and cause flooding in surrounding areas. It can also occur when rainfall or snowmelt exceeds the capacity of underground pipes, or exceeds the capacity of streets and drains designed to carry floodwater away from urban areas.

Below are links from various agengies that can help you understand and learn more about your flood risk:

Understanding Floods

What are the types of floods and what is a 1% flood?*

(*formerly referred to as a 100-year flood)

What benefits do floodplains provide?
What types of floods are there?
Where can I learn more about floods and weather?
How are floods forecasted?

Floodplain Mapping
Is my property in a floodplain?
What are the differences between floodways and floodplains?
How are floodplain maps changed?
How do you read a floodplain map?

Flood Insurance
How can my community reduce flood insurance rates?
Do I need flood insurance?
Where can I get information on flood insurance rates?
How do I find an insurance agent?