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Flood Safety Tips

 


Below are flood preparation safety tips:

• Learn the safest route from your home or business to high, safe ground should you have to leave in a hurry.

• Develop and practice a ‘family escape’ plan and identify a meeting place if family members become separated.

• Make an itemized list - as well as potentially photo and video documentation -- of all valuables including furnishings, clothing and other personal property. Keep the list in a safe place.

• Stockpile emergency supplies of canned food, medicine and first aid supplies and drinking water. Store drinking water in clean, closed containers

• Plan what to do with your pets

• Have a portable radio, flashlights, extra batteries and emergency cooking equipment available

• Keep your automobile fueled. If electric power is cut off, gasoline stations may not be able to pump fuel for several days. Have a small disaster supply kit in the trunk of your car

• Find out how many feet your property is above and below possible flood levels. When predicted flood levels are broadcast, you can determine if you may be flooded

• Keep materials like sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting and lumber handy for emergency water-proofing

 

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