Flooding

Water can be a deadly force of nature, so you need to be prepared for a flood. Even if the floodplain maps show you’re at a low risk, it can flood anywhere it rains. If the maps show you are in a high-risk area for flooding, you have a much higher chance to experience property damage or loss of life.

Forsyth County can receive several inches of rain in a short amount of time from storm systems. Our flooding is normally the result of a larger event such as a hurricane, tornado, high-wind event or nor’easter, but flooding can also be caused by a “typical” spring rain or summer thunderstorm.

  1. Prepare
  2. Watch vs. Warning
  3. During a Flood
  4. Avoid/Reduce Damage
  • Build an emergency kit.
  • Make a family communications plan.
  • Get flood insurance. Don’t wait until a flood as the insurance requires a 30-day waiting period before taking effect.
  • Get a NOAA Weather Radio.
  • For insurance purposes, make an itemized list of all your personal property (furnishings, clothing and valuables) and taking pictures or videos of your home (inside and out) and its contents. Keep your insurance policies, pictures or video tapes and lists of your personal property in a safe, dry place.