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Flood Safety

Before a flood... 

  • Learn whether your home, school or place of work is at risk of flooding 
  • Find alternate routes to important locations 
  • Make a family communications plan 
  • If evacuation orders are issued in advance, follow them 

During a flood... 

  • Never drive or walk into flood waters 
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately 
  • Get to higher ground 
  • Get information from local TV/radio or your mobile device  

After a flood... 

  • Avoid damaged areas and flood waters  
  • Heed road closed and other cautionary signs 
  • Wait for the “all clear” to enter a flood-damaged structure 
  • Contact your loved ones via text or social media to keep phone lines clear 

 


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