Here are some tips to stay safe from flash flooding while spotting:

  • Never drive across a flooded roadway unless you are certain of the water's depth and that the road is intact under the water.
  • Flooding is most dangerous at night, so be especially alert after dark.
  • Watch for washed-out roads and bridges.
  • If your vehicle stalls, get out immediately and head for higher ground. Again, most people who are killed by flash flooding drown in their vehicles. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.