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Flooding 101

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Flooding can occur any time of the year. We here in the PNW have a close relationship with that liquid sunshine we call rain. Even though it is a common sight for us it is important that we know common weather terms and what we need to do when we hear them.

For instance, do you know the difference between a “Flood Warning” and a “Flood Watch”? Although the two terms sound very similar they are different and need to elicit a different response. A

  • Flood Warning means that flooding will occur soon if it has not already. You need to move to higher ground or evacuate the area immediately.
  • Flood Watch means that flooding is possible. You need to listen to local radio or TV news stations and weather centers for more information. A Flood Watch can become a Flood Warning.

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