Flooding can cause significant damage to the building and its contents, as well as pose a threat to building occupants. This section focuses on flooding that can result from severe heavy rain or water main breaks.
For weather-related flooding, look for distant thunder from a faraway thunderstorm headed in the direction of the City as well as water rising rapidly. The following terms are used by the National Weather Service to describe and predict various flood events:
If a flood is predicted, the Management Office may evacuate the building. However, once the flood begins, occupants will be urged to stay in the building, as it is much safer than the streets.