Flood Safety

When severe flooding threatens your area, there are things you can do to protect your family and property. Here are some actions you can take:
  • Avoid power lines that have fallen.
  • Do not smoke or use open flames in your house until you are sure no gas leaks exist.
  • Do not walk or drive through standing or flowing water. There might be sinkholes or live electrical wires.
  • Even if you plan to stay home, have an evacuation kit ready just in case.
  • If you have to leave your house, let out of town relatives know where you are going.
  • Turn off the power in your house, including gas tanks.
  • Use caution when approaching animals after a disaster. Even domesticated animals can react to stress by biting.
  • Watch your step in damaged areas. Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injuries after a disaster occurs.