Oklahoma City Flash Flooding - 31 May 2013
This presentation will explore the nature and locations of the impacts of the flash flooding events of that day. Reports from local media, social media, and official sources are used to create detailed analyses of where, when, and how fatalities and injuries occurred as a result of swift moving waters. Additionally, we present outputs from the National Severe Storms Laboratory's FLASH (Flooded Locations and Simulated Hydrographs) model to demonstrate the utility of distributed hydrological modeling in predicting and monitoring high-impact flash flooding events. Results indicate that FLASH more accurately identified the areas experiencing the most severe flash flooding impacts when compared to operational flash flood guidance.