Here's an emergency list of how to keep yourself safe during flooding around your home and in your neighborhood.
Here are tips on how to stay safe during flooding:
- Move to higher ground.
- Don’t walk or drive through floodwaters.
- If water rises around your car, abandon the car immediately.
- Call 911 to report street flooding and life-threatening emergencies.
Avoid contact with electricity:
- Don’t touch electrical equipment. Every source of electricity can be dangerous during or after a flood.
Move vehicles to higher ground:
- Don't block intersections or streetcar tracks.
- Don't park on top of tree roots or under branches, for your safety and the safety of our trees.
- When moving your car from the neutral ground, drive slowly, so you don't make tracks in the ground.
What to do after a flood:
- Don't return home until authorities say it is safe.
- Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded and watch out for debris. Floodwaters can erode roads and walkways.
- Stay away from standing water. It might be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
- Photograph damage to your property for insurance purposes.