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2015 National Preparedness Month (NPM) - Floods

Blog Post created by afraser Employee on Sep 4, 2015

Are you prepared?

 

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Some develop slowly, while others can occur within just a few minutes. Floods can happen on both a small scale and a large scale. Here are the top three safety tips to help you prepare for a flood:

 

 

      • Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
      • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
      • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
      • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
      • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
      • Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

 

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