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When Nature Strikes: Flash Floods
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Participate in developing action plans through programs such as the FEMA "America's Preparathon" http://www.community.fema.gov/take-action/activities
It is hard to predict exactly where rain will fall, how much, and what will happen when it reaches the ground.
Water, food, battery-operated radio, flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit, whistle, etc.
Nearly half
Get to higher ground as soon as possible. If possible, bring an emergency supply kit.
About 6 inches
Heavy rains from tropical storms or hurricanes, bursting dams or ice jams
More than 125
A series of thunderstorms that result from cool downdrafts spreading out along the ground, bumping against warm, moist air, and forcing it upward to begin a new thunderstorm.
Narrow water channels, many streams, steep slopes, and saturated ground.
Rainfall gages, lightning detectors, and aircraft
Call 911 and other systems to request trained rescuers come to your position. Keep calm and provide all needed information to get them to you.
Stay in the car and do not step out into flowing water.
"Turn around, don't drown!”
Doppler Weather Radar
NOAA Weather Radio
Abandon the car and go quickly to higher ground.
There are about 125 flash flood deaths each year on average, compared with 73 lightning deaths, 68 tornado deaths, and 16 hurricane deaths
Slowly-moving heavy thunderstorms
Listen for distant thunder, watch for rising water.
About 6 - 24 inches
View a FEMA Flood Map https://msc.fema.gov/portal
A "watch" means "Stay alert and keep listening to local news reports!" and a "warning" means "Take Action Now!"
Levees, diversion spillways, and wetlands restoration
A rapid rise in stream or river levels in a very short time, often with no warning
15) What should you do if you don't have training to respond to an emergency?
25) What are some engineering methods that can be used to reduce flood damage?
18) What makes flash floods so difficult to forecast far in advance?
5) What is a "Mesoscale Convection System"?
14) What should you do if the flood is moving your car?
13) What should you do if water surrounds your car but is not moving?
21) What should you do if you are in an area where a flood warning is issued?
12) What should you do if you come to a flooded road?
11) Where can you find weather information and warnings 24/7?
7) How does the number of flash flood deaths compare with other weather-related deaths?
23) How can you find out if your area is in a flood-prone location?
20) What should you listen and look for if you're outside in a potential flood zone?
8) How many inches of moving water can knock you off your feet?
9) How many inches of moving water can float a car or truck?
27) What can you do to help prepare your community before a flood occurs?
6) How many flash floods occur in the US on average each year?
4) About how many flash flood fatalities are vehicle-related?
17) What is the difference between a "flash flood watch" and a "flash flood warning"?
19) What, in addition to weather radars, are some systems used to detect the potential for flash flooding?
10) What landscape conditions are especially vulnerable to flash flooding?
22) What are some basic items that should be in your disaster emergency kit?
16) What weather technology is most useful to help forecasters know when and where flash floods might occur?
1) What is a flash flood?
3) What are some other conditions that can create flash floods?
2) What weather conditions produce most flash floods?

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1) What is a flash flood?A rapid rise in stream or river levels in a very short time, often with no warning
2) What weather conditions produce most flash floods?Slowly-moving heavy thunderstorms
3) What are some other conditions that can create flash floods?Heavy rains from tropical storms or hurricanes, bursting dams or ice jams
4) About how many flash flood fatalities are vehicle-related?Nearly half
5) What is a "Mesoscale Convection System"?A series of thunderstorms that result from cool downdrafts spreading out along the ground, bumping against warm, moist air, and forcing it upward to begin a new thunderstorm.
6) How many flash floods occur in the US on average each year?More than 125
7) How does the number of flash flood deaths compare with other weather-related deaths?There are about 125 flash flood deaths each year on average, compared with 73 lightning deaths, 68 tornado deaths, and 16 hurricane deaths
8) How many inches of moving water can knock you off your feet?About 6 inches
9) How many inches of moving water can float a car or truck?About 6 - 24 inches
10) What landscape conditions are especially vulnerable to flash flooding?Narrow water channels, many streams, steep slopes, and saturated ground.
11) Where can you find weather information and warnings 24/7?NOAA Weather Radio
12) What should you do if you come to a flooded road?"Turn around, don't drown!”
13) What should you do if water surrounds your car but is not moving?Abandon the car and go quickly to higher ground.
14) What should you do if the flood is moving your car?Stay in the car and do not step out into flowing water.
15) What should you do if you don't have training to respond to an emergency?Call 911 and other systems to request trained rescuers come to your position. Keep calm and provide all needed information to get them to you.
16) What weather technology is most useful to help forecasters know when and where flash floods might occur?Doppler Weather Radar
17) What is the difference between a "flash flood watch" and a "flash flood warning"?A "watch" means "Stay alert and keep listening to local news reports!" and a "warning" means "Take Action Now!"
18) What makes flash floods so difficult to forecast far in advance?It is hard to predict exactly where rain will fall, how much, and what will happen when it reaches the ground.
19) What, in addition to weather radars, are some systems used to detect the potential for flash flooding?Rainfall gages, lightning detectors, and aircraft
20) What should you listen and look for if you're outside in a potential flood zone?Listen for distant thunder, watch for rising water.
21) What should you do if you are in an area where a flood warning is issued?Get to higher ground as soon as possible. If possible, bring an emergency supply kit.
22) What are some basic items that should be in your disaster emergency kit?Water, food, battery-operated radio, flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit, whistle, etc.
23) How can you find out if your area is in a flood-prone location?View a FEMA Flood Map https://msc.fema.gov/portal
27) What can you do to help prepare your community before a flood occurs?Participate in developing action plans through programs such as the FEMA "America's Preparathon" http://www.community.fema.gov/take-action/activities
25) What are some engineering methods that can be used to reduce flood damage?Levees, diversion spillways, and wetlands restoration