With any significant rainfall, there is a chance of flooding. Flash floods are floods that begin within six hours and within three hours of heavy rainfall. Flash floods can also occur due to mudslides, and or dam or levee breaks. Flash flooding is possible everywhere and typically occur so fast that it takes people by surprise.
If you’re told to evacuate, make sure that you do so immediately. Make sure to avoid flooded roadways and remember the phrase “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”. It only takes six inches of fast-moving water to knock you down and one foot of water can sweep your vehicle away.
As always in emergency situations, stay calm and listen to first responders.