Property owners in flood prone areas should become familiar with these terms: “Watch” and “Warning.” A “Flood Watch” means flooding is possible. A “Flash Flood Watch” means a flash flood can occur fast with little warning. A “Flood Warning” means a flood is occurring or will occur soon; it may take several hours to develop. A “Flash Flood Warning” means a flash flood is occurring or will happen very soon; precaution should be taken.
Tune to local radio (KNGL 1450 AM, KBBE 96.7 FM) and television stations (Channels 3, 4, 10, and 12) for information and instructions. A portable radio should be available in the event of electrical power outage. In the event of a flood, warnings will also be disseminated by police, sheriff and fire vehicles equipped with public address systems.