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4-5 feet Moderate: All mobile homes, roofs, small crafts, flooding. 6-8 feet Extensive: Small buildings, low-lying roads cut off. Extreme: Roofs destroyed, trees down, roads cut off, mobile homes destroyed. Beach homes flooded. Catastrophic: Most buildings destroyed. Vegetation destroyed. Major roads cut off. Homes flooded. FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 9-12 feet 13-18 feet >18 feet ARE YOU READY? • Hurricane/Tropical Storm Warning—Hurricane/tropical storm conditions are expected in the specified area, usually within 24 hours.

Sleet—Rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes moisture on roads to freeze and become slippery. • Winter Storm Watch—A winter storm is possible in your area. • Winter Storm Warning—A winter storm is occurring, or will soon occur in your area. • Blizzard Warning—Sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles-perhour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.

Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet. If you must walk in a flooded If there is any area, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick or possibility of a flash flood, move pole to check the firmness of the ground in front of you. immediately to 3. Be aware of streams, higher ground. 6. Do not drive into flooded drainage channels, areas. Six inches of water will Do not wait for canyons and other areas reach the bottom of most pasinstructions to known to flood suddenly. senger cars causing loss of conmove.

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