Do not walk or drive through flooded areas. Follow recommended evacuation routes.
Monitor local news for emergency updates. Be prepared to evacuate. If you are advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
If your car stalls in a flooded area, abandon it and walk to safety in the direction you came from.
If you are unable to safely leave a building due to rising water, first call 911. Then, move to a higher floor or the roof. Take warm, waterproof clothing, a flashlight, a cell phone and a battery or solar powered radio.
If possible, turn off all utilities, including power and gas. Do not touch any electrical equipment unless it is completely in a dry area.
After a Flood
Only go home when authorities say it is safe.
Before re-entering your home, be cautious of potential structural damage, gas leaks, electrical shorts, and live wires.
Have a professional check your heating, electrical panel, outlets, and appliances for safety before you use them.