Floods are among Earth’s most common, and most destructive, natural hazards.

Here are some safety tips on what to do once a flood has begun.

Before a Flood
  • Avoid building in a floodplain.
  • Construct barriers to stop water from entering your home.
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage.
  • If a flood is heading your way, listen to the radio and/or television for information.
  • Know the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning. A watch means flooding is possible. A warning means flooding is or will occur soon.
Now when a Flood Is Imminent

Pack a bag with important items in case you need to evacuate. Don’t forget to include needed medications.

  • If advised to evacuate your home, do so immediately.
  • If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground.
  • If possible, bring in outdoor furniture and move items to an upper floor.
  • Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves
During a Flood
  • Do not walk through moving water. As little as 6 inches can make you fall.
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
After a Flood
  • Listen for news reports to learn whether the community’s water supply is safe to drink.
  • Avoid floodwaters; Water can be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
  • Avoid moving water.
  • Service damaged septic tanks, cesspools, pits, and leaching systems as soon as possible. Damaged sewage systems are serious health hazards.

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