Flood Safety

Flood Safety Tips

  • Sign up for Blackboard Connect for emergency weather notifications.
  • Listen to area radio or television stations and a NOAA  Weather Radio for possible flood warnings or other critical information from the National Weather Service.
  • Visit the City of Dallas Online Rain Gauge for real-time rainfall amounts.
  • Do not drive through a flooded area.
  • Do not walk through flowing water.
  • Stay away from power lines and electrical wires. Report downed power lines to the power company. Have your electricity turned off by the power company.
  • Evacuate if needed.  Know your evacuation route.  Don’t forget your emergency supplies and first aid kit.
  • Never allow children to play around high water, storm drains, ditches, ravines, or concrete culverts. 
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood danger.
Turn Around Dont Drown Sign

Watch vs. Warning

Flood Watch

Flooding is possible in a given area.

Flash Flood Watch

Heavy rains and flash flooding are possible. Be ready to move to higher ground immediately.

Flood Warning

Flooding is occurring or is imminent. If you are advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

Flash Flood Warning

Flash flooding is occurring. Move to higher ground immediately.