Flash Flood Safety Guide

Be prepared for a flash flood this season with this guide.


Flood Safety TXFlash floods are some the scariest and most dangerous types of floods because they can happen with very little warning and very quickly. According to Floodsmart.gov, a flash flood is a “rapid flooding of low-lying areas in less than 6 hours.” No matter where you live, you are at risk of having to deal with a flash flood, especially with the current El Niño conditions.

Use this flood safety guide to help you weather whatever Mother Nature has in store this season.

If a flash flood watch has been issued, it does not necessarily mean that a flash flood is guaranteed to happen. It simply means that the conditions are right for one to occur. Listen for weather updates and have a plan ready if you need to get to higher ground.

During a flash flood, you should move to or stay on higher ground. If you are at home, unplug all unnecessary appliances, and turn off your electricity and gas at the main shut off. If you are in your car when a flash flood hits, avoid stopping near any rivers, streams, or creeks. You should never try to drive through flood waters, even if they look shallow; looks may be deceiving.

Most importantly, knowing that you are covered in case of a flood can help give you the peace of mind that you need. While your homeowners insurance policy will provide coverage for many issues, it will not provide any protection for damage that is done during a flood, only a flood insurance policy will. Contact the insurance professionals a VGW Walker Insurance for all of your Texas flood insurance needs to keep you safe. We will work with you to ensure that you have the right amount of protection for your specific needs, all at the right price to fit your budget.