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Flood Warnings

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

The weather in Northern Kentucky has been a little crazy the past couple of weeks!  We have gone from below freezing temperatures and snow to almost spring like weather.  Now we have the threat of lots of rain moving in over the next couple of days, and with that comes the chance of flooding.  It can be a little confusing with all the different advisories and warnings that are issued, so here is a quick look at what they all mean.

Flood Advisory:   A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be a problem, but it can be an inconvenience.  Ponding of water on streets, low-lying areas, highways, underpasses, and elevated water levels in creeks and small streams are all possibilities during a Flood Advisory.

Flood Watch:  A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding, but it does not mean that flooding will occur.  A Flood Watch usually occurs when grounds are already saturated from recent rains, or when upcoming rains will have the potential to cause a flash flood.  Be prepared if a Flood Watch is issued in your area

Flash Flood Warning:  A Flood Warning occurs when flooding is imminent or occurring.  It usually results in small creeks and streams quickly rising from their banks.  If you live close to one of these creeks or streams, or in a low-lying flood prone area these dangerous flood waters can develop quickly and can be a significant threat to your property.  Be ready to take action if a Flood Warning is issued in your area.

SERVPRO of Campbell County is available 24/7 and specializes in cleanup and restoration of your property after a water damage event.  Give us a call and let us help you (859) 572-4920.

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