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Flood Safety: During a Flood

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During a flood, water levels and the rate the water is flowing can quickly change. Remain aware and monitor local radio and television outlets. Avoid flood waters at all costs and evacuate immediately when water starts to rise. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Durring a Flood

  • Stay Informed: Monitor local radio and television Sign-up for email or text alerts of active critical weather, internet and social media for information and updates.
  • Get to Higher Ground: Get out of areas subject to flooding and get to higher ground immediately.
  • Obey Evacuation Orders: If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Be sure to lock your home as you leave. If you have time, disconnect utilities and appliances.
  • Practice Electrical Safety: Don’t go into a basement, or any room, if water covers the electrical outlets or if cords are submerged. If you see sparks or hear buzzing, crackling, snapping or popping noises –get out! Stay out of water that may have electricity in it!
  • Avoid Flood Waters: Do not walk through flood waters. It takes only six inches of moving water to knock you off your feet. If you are trapped by moving water, move to the highest possible point and call 911 for help.

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