During a Flood Watch

  • Turn on a battery-operated radio or television to get the latest emergency information.
  • Get your pre-assembled emergency supplies.
  • If told to leave, do so immediately.
  • Climb to high ground and stay there.
  • Avoid walking through any floodwaters. If it is moving swiftly, even water 6 inches deep can sweep you off your feet.
In a Car
  • If you come to a flooded area, turn around and go another way.
  • If your car stalls, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground. Many deaths have resulted from attempts to move stalled vehicles.
 During an Evacuation
  • If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Evacuation is much simpler and safer before flood waters become too deep for ordinary vehicles to drive through.
  • Listen to a battery-operated radio for evacuation instructions.
  • Follow recommended evacuation routes – shortcuts may be blocked.
  • Leave early enough to avoid being marooned by flooded roads.
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