|Official Flood Warning System|
The terminology may differ from country to country, but an advisory or bulletin is a message issued by the authorities providing information on an imminent natural hazard and its development.
This advisory is issued when conditions favourable for flooding begin to threaten a certain area and flooding is likely.
This is issued when conditions indicate that water levels will exceed the alert level within 24 hours.
A Flash Flood Warning
A flash flood is already occurring. Seek higher ground and begin flood protection procedures. (link can be placed here to direct user to flood preparedness procedures)
When this message is issued, conditions creating flooding are no longer in effect and water levels have begun to recede.
On Hearing Advisory
Continue normal activities but stay tuned to radio and television for further messages. Then start to prepare your home and family as necessary. Review the Be Flood Ready sections for more information.