In order to avoid many problems associated with evacuation LEAVE EARLY.
No region is safe from flooding. All 50 states are subject to floods. Some floods develop slowly, and some can build in just a few minutes.
Floods are the most widespread natural disaster aside from wildfires. 90 percent of all U.S. natural disasters declared
by the President involve some sort of flooding.
Precautionary or Voluntary Precautionary Evacuation – Pre-mandatory evacuation to get visitors and persons with special needs organized.
Mandatory Evacuation –
Flood Watch—A message that flooding is possible and to listen to local radio and TV news and weather for more information.
Flood Warning—A message that flooding will occur soon, if it hasn’t already, and to move to higher ground or evacuate immediately.