Flood Information

Flooding is a serious threat that can occur in any location in the United States and at any time.  Flooding causes the most damage in the United States than any other severe weather related event, causing an average of $5 billion a year.  Many people underestimate the severity of flood events and are often not properly prepared to handle a flood situation.  Safety should be your first priority; stay away from overflowing rivers/streams, flooded roadways, and do not attempt to drive through water-covered roads.  The links below show real-time flood conditions throughout the United States and helpful ways to be prepared and safe during a flood event.

NOAA's Flood Monitor Watch

FEMA Flood Smart

National Weather Service- Flood Safety Awareness


The Maryland State Climatologist Office welcomes data requests and any questions or concerns you may have about our services.  You may contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone or e-mail.  If we are not in the office at the time of your call, we will get back to you as soon as we can.  Please contact us using the information below, or fill out our Data Request Form by clicking on the 'Data' link under the 'Climate Data' heading.  Thank you for letting us assist you in collecting climate data.

Whenever possible, please use email as it is the prefered method of communication to our office. It also allows us to have a record of data requests.

Phone: (301) 405-7223
E-Mail: climate@atmos.umd.edu

Click here for directions to our office.

Computer and Space Sciences Building
University of MarylandCollege Park 20742
Phone: (301) 405-7223
Fax: (301) 314-9482