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Flood safety tips

April 04, 2017

Are you in a flood-susceptible area? Get tips on how to keep your family safe during a flood from www.ready.gov below:

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
  • Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

For more information and to learn what a flood watch and warning click here.

Read more about flood safety guidelines the Red Cross and FEMA here.