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What you should know about Flood Safety
- Make a family emergency communication plan and include pets.
- Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
- Check on your neighbors to make sure they’re okay.
- Know what to do before, during, and after a flood.
- Flood insurance takes 30 days to take effect, so purchase now to protect your family!
- Listen to local officials by radio, TV or social media.
- Evacuate when advised by authorities or if you are in a flood or flash flood prone area.
- If you are on high ground above flooded areas, being prepared to stay where you are, may be the best protection.
- Never drive or walk through flooded streets.
- Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Do not go through flood waters.
Be Safe After a Flood
- Watch your step! #Flood waters often hide sharp and dangerous debris like broken glass and metal!
- Wear the appropriate protective clothing and gear like boots, gloves and safety glasses when it comes to moving debris!
- Hands off! Stay away from electrical utility equipment after a storm or if it is wet to prevent being electrocuted!
- Flooded homes are hazards! Get a professional to check for loose wires, mold and hidden damage before re-entering!
- Avoid walking in floodwater. It can be contaminated with oil, gasoline, or sewage.
- Use generators or other gas-powered machinery only outdoors and away from windows.
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