PO BOX 246 MANTEO, NC, 27954   PHONE: (252) 473-2133

Flood Terms

Flood Events are publicized with a variety of names depending upon the length of time until an event may occur and the severity of an event. The Nation Weather Service uses the following terms:

Flood Watch:
Flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Flash Flood Watch:
Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Flood Warning:
Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

Flash Flood Warning:
A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.
PO Box 246, Manteo, NC, 27954, (252) 473-2133