Flood Safety Information

Signs warning against entering a flooded area in Iowa City.

For your safety, always obey official flood warnings.

For additional information to help prepare for a flood, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FLOODS: Keeping You and Your Family Safe

Expect the need to evacuate and prepare for it. When a flood watch is issued, you should:

If You Are Ordered to Evacuate

Never ignore an evacuation order. Authorities will direct you to leave if you are in a low-lying area, or within the greatest potential path of the rising waters. If a flood warning is issued for your area or you are directed by authorities to evacuate the area:

If You Are Ordered NOT to Evacuate

To get through the storm in the safest possible manner: