Gauge measures the depth of the river.
The river is dangerously high, and the gauge says it is only getting higher. The town is in a state of emergency, and everyone is preparing for the worst. The National Guard has been called in, and sandbags are being placed around the perimeter of the town.
The mayor is giving a press conference, and she says that the river is expected to crest in the next few hours. She urges everyone to take cover and stay safe.
The town is evacuated, and the only people left are the ones who are fighting the flood. They are working tirelessly to try and hold back the water, but it is a losing battle.
The river crests and the water comes rushing in. The town is flooded, and the only thing left is the sound of the water rushing through the streets.