Flood Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Flood Dream Symbol – Dreaming about a flood brings with it the fear of drowning. If you felt this fear strongly in your dream, see drowning. If you dreamt about a flood in your dream without any fear of drowning it could indicate that there is a danger of excess coming your way. In general, having a lot of something is considered good.

Flood dreamsHowever, a flood symbolizes much trouble. Just as real floods can destroy valuable property, dream floods can indicate a destruction of many good things in your life. This dream is a warning against tides that are to come. Be careful in your journey and keep a look out for a flood.

Alternatively, a large flood can symbolize the release of emotional energy or built up frustration that you have. Seeing a flood in your dream may suggest that you need to release this emotional energy in order for you to progress further.

To see yourself in the middle of a flood (nearly drowning) can indicate that your feelings and emotions are beginning to overwhelm you. The flood waters may be surrounding you making it feel like there is no hope in site. If you feel this way then you should figure out what is causing you stress in your waking life and deal with it.

Questions to Ask

  • Did the flood represent any aspects of your emotions that have been pent up and needing to be released?
  • Did you manage to escape the flood or did it engulf you in the dream?
  • Who were the other prominent characters in the dream? Did you recognize anyone? Do they have an important meaning in your waking life?

Note: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I dreamt that I was in a flooded tunnel with my mom and then after lot of struggle we finally managed to come out of the tunnel and then cried a lot hugging each other . None of us knew swimming but somehow we managed to swim. What could this mean??

  2. Christopher on

    I had a dream recently that I was in a fast moving river screaming for help.
    I could see no one but saw buildings
    And houses moving past me
    I eventually went under and everything went black .
    My wife woke me up because I was screaming for help out loud.

    What could this possibly mean?

  3. I dreamt that my flat was flooded, only partially. And just a few centimeter deep. Outside my flat, the water was deeper, but not much deeper – say one meter deep. I asked my landlady what it was that caused the flood. She showed me some equipment. And it was that that needed to be fixed before we took the water out of our homes. We agreed we needed to wait for the repair then act. I was not scared or afraid for my life in my dream, just got the unpleasant feeling of seeing my home flooded.

  4. Jeremy Sherman on

    Aug of 06 my wife and I both shared the same dream about flood waters threatening our property and cars. I don’t recall being scared but my wife was terrified. She was basically sleep walking. She went right through the glass coffee table nearly but I grabbed her just in time. We had these dreams one day apart but I never told her about my dream till she explained why she was sleepwalking and being frantic. She knew it was coming. I had all the signs in front of us but I could do nothing. She passed away by my side after we were in a head on collision. She was 3 months pregnant. I was severely injured as well. Thanks for your knowledge it really helped.

    • Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved ones. I just had a dream about a room flooding and I don’t know what this type of dream means.

  5. I 0was awaken by a the shock of the site of my house filled with 2 feet of water.i was outside the house looking in about the leave and looked in and saw gushing water filling the basement . I would love to know what this means. Thank you

  6. Lost Puppy on

    I just woke from a dream, I was flying over a washed out bridge, it had a temporary road built up to it from a main road under water, I jump in the water thinking to myself I can swim to the road, but after hitting water, I see the submerged road part and keep going sinking faster and much more deep then should have been, my last two thoughts were, how deep is this and all I have to do is take a deep breath, I was not scared, more suprised at how fast I was sinking, water waffleling in my ears and passing what seemed like the crust of the earth, I woke with a jolt just before taking that last breath as I knew I was to deep to swim back to air

  7. Sarah Brugger on

    My friend, her daughter, and I had very similar dreams last night. There was a flood, and it overtook our homes.. My son drowned in my dream, but I woke myself up Aden that happened. In both of their dreams, their entire family drowned.

    • Jeremy Sherman on

      This definitely is a warning of danger. All you can do is talk to your family. Find out if they have any severe social depressions and try to be there for them. This dream means you love your family very dearly. Thanks

  8. I was in the house with my cat. I had been trying to care for him in my dream. When I picked up a ziplock bag (a kind you use for sandwich or something), it released water from inside the bag which held a lot of water. I had no idea it contained that much water because it ended up flooding the whole house. My cat was gasping for air and I held him up above my head to help him getting some air. I walked out of my room like that to the kitchen where my parents sat in the water. They said the whole neighborhood is flooded. I felt guilty to make my cat suffer and was very much worried about him through out my dream.

  9. in my dream some of my friends came to inquire about something cos she will b having her court wedding done, then I saw mighty flood outside I came out but the flood didn’t get to house. as I went inside i saw a lesser amount of flood flowing out of my house but it didn’t destroy any of my belongings. my wedding album was in the water as I bend to pick the album I saw a priest telling me That the flood means that the world will soon end. to my surprise, the water did not spoil my wedding album. my husband was sitting on d chair but d flood did not affect him

  10. So I kinda just wanted to share my experience with my dream. I have just recently recovered from severe depression without any medication. So the dream I had I was walking down my town heading to which I believe was where I lived however it was my grandmothers previous home she has been away from this apartment for few years now and as I got to the front door of this complex I saw that the door had been moved it was slanted and more into the wall I then saw an office chair in the ‘lobby’. I managed to enter and my grandmother said that my mum was in the bedroom with the ambulance people. I checked where the bedroom was in this apartment but she wasn’t actually there I looked everywhere for her and was no where to be found. I then found my little sister in the living room and she just casually said hi Jay, there was black flies everywhere the closest fly I could say they were would be phorid flies. Everything looked damp but my first impression was that it was some kind of car accident. And that’s when I woke up if anyone knows anything about this please let me know.

    • I would have to say that you are coming out of your depression, that depression and reflection go hand in hand. I would also like to add that family is of great importance to you that you are living in fear of the here and the after here, yourself is and maybe trying to help you find peace in “How” you are currently looking at your life and the world around you.

  11. I saw a dream that the flood was coming from all around my house, and I was scaring. And I was thinking about how to save my home items and also was trying to save some. For example I was thinking where should I put all these things of my house and also was trying to put some items higher . I saw some other person , some other neighbours. And I’m dreaming this a lot of time. I’m a lady. I’ve family.

  12. Anna Campbell on

    I keep having recurring dreams about flooding , lots of water I always seem to be having these dreams …… even when I was young I’m now 34 …. last night I had it agin this time my sister and I were escaping from a huge flood ..?? What does my recurring dreams about flooding mean ?? Thank you.

    • Dearest Jasper on

      I believe that spirit likes certain places and experiences, I believe when we revisit dreams , we haven’t learned something in it, nor have we learned something in our awake life. I believe we live life to learn lessons or experiences. If we are not learning and putting the dots together, your dream might be telling you to pay closer attention, of reoccuring events in your life, so as you can move on and in a new direction.. Good luck… on your journey

  13. I dreamed i was at my old home where i grew up and the only person with me was my ex and he was trying to apologize and all that while a huge surge of rain started to rush up into the house. Luckily, im quick on my feet and grabbed things to stop the water,closing it in like a barrier. Then all of a sudden the rain stopped and i woke up.

  14. Maricel Rodriguez on

    I dream that our house was flooded outside..All areas was flooded ..I was in my family at that dream…So me and my son and my nephew are going out in the house looking for a place to escape this flooded area…

  15. I dreamt that on my way back from somewhere, it rained heavily but I wasn’t scared at all in fact I was happy to swim in the flood all the way home, carrying a backpack and please I would love to know what it means. thanks

    • Dearest Jasper on

      Sounds like to me your going to be celebrating something very large in your life, Or you have created kaos and am running from it. Only you would know for sure, as yourself keeps hidden secretes deep within. Either way your going to be alright

  16. I dreamt that I was in a room with hundreds of people and it was slowly filling with water. There was a woman who was stood “above” us all, as the room was more or less full of water, it stopped flooding and she let so many people go. I was one of the few that wasn’t allowed to leave the room and it started filling with water again. I eventually escaped from the room, then I woke up.

    I’d love to know what this means!

    • Dearest Jasper on

      As mention before, on another’s. I believe that life has lots of lessons and experiences that we must endure. I believe we get caught up in everyday living, that we forget that we are to learn from these lessons and experiences as so we can be let into other doors of new experiences, so often we deny ourselves due to fear or non beliefs. And we get stuck drowning in and on our own ideas and remain stagnet until we get pushed by a hint of reality, and or the day lights scared out of ourselves, this is what your dream sounded like to me. Best wishes

  17. I dreamt I was floating in a float, and was trying to escape with a lady through a hole, the lady did escape through the hole and I didn’t see my self escaped, afterwards I saw myself in a sitting room with all house property drenched with water. Can someone help me with this interpretation .

    • Dearest Jasper on

      You might have asked yourself a question about something that led to the answer of this….. when you create something of beauty, beauty will come from it, should you create something ugly, ugly is what you will receive in return, and you have to sit in that of what you’ve done. Just because it seems sad to sit with ruined items of being drenched, it could be a good thing, everything is very clean and refreshed,,,

  18. quanese moore on

    I had a dream that a bunch of different people were experiencing a flood, not me. They managed to get away to a dry area, but it flooded too. Nowhere was safe foelr them. They kept having to swim away, but they werent drowning. At the end someone came up with a plan to recover the land and build back civilization from nothing..but thats when i woke up

  19. Shirley Brooks on

    I had a that water started to fill into my house at the back door i saw a dead dog. I then went to the front and the same thing was happening. Me and an elderly neighbor and three kids climbed onto the 2nd store balcony. The whole town was flooding from rain. Then the phone rang and woke me up

  20. Hi.. i dreamt that suddenly flood in the river and i was with my son. And we still breathing nd looking for something to grab on.that we could hold on to. But my dream was stop nd im awake..what was this meaning

  21. I had a dream last night that there was a fast moving flood. The flood seemed to start in my home and move to the outside property.

    I had a flood dream last night. In the dream I was very confused and frantic to find the source of the water. It seemed that it could be coming from the sink, so I flipped on the garbage disposal. When I did so the wall against the sink began to shake until it started to crumble down.

    At that point the last thing I remember was looking outside through the space where my wall was and thinking that the yard had flooded quickly but I did not take further action, I felt a sense of helplessness.

    I never felt in danger, just frantic to make the water stop.

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