Here's Tips On How To Stay Safe During And After Flooding

High Water Street Flooding

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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:

Avoid floodwaters:

  • Move to higher ground.
  • Don’t walk or drive through floodwaters. 
  • If water rises around your car, abandon the car immediately.

Report Flooding:

  • 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.

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