Flash Flood Facts

Flash Flood Facts
Posted on 06/06/2017

During this rainy season in Texas, it's helpful to know as much as possible about flash floods. A flash flood is when heavy rain causes a creek to rise and flood quickly. Flash floods can happen in less than 30 minutes of rainfall starting.

    • Central Texas gets such heavy rainstorms and floods so often, it is called "Flash Flood Alley."
    • The majority of flood-related deaths are caused by people attempting to drive through moving water.
    • A low-water crossing is a low spot in the road that crosses a creek and often floods during heavy rain.
  • Texas has the most flash flood deaths annually in the United States