During this difficult time, our thoughts and best wishes are with those adversely impacted.

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Staying Safe During a Flood

Here are a few tips to keep you safe should you experience flooding.

During this difficult time, our thoughts and best wishes are with those adversely impacted.

Here are a few tips to keep you safe should you experience flooding.

  1. Don’t try to drive through standing water or streets that are flooded. You can never tell how deep the water is and many deaths occur every year due to drivers attempting to drive through flooded areas. Contrary to what you might think, cars can be quickly swept away in fast moving flash floods.
  2. Park your car on high ground if possible. If there is a flood threat, try to find higher ground to park your car. It may be in your yard or any other legal space to park, but try to avoid low-lying areas that are prone to flooding.
  3. Don't try to start your car if it has been flooded. Starting a flooded car can result in floodwater being sucked into the engine which can ruin the vehicle mechanically.

Staying Safe During a Hurricane

If a hurricane is in the forecast or you live in an area that's generally impacted by hurricanes, review these tips to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared.

  1. Sign up for emergency alerts. When you stay in-the-know, you can stay ahead of danger. Sign up for Wireless Emergency Alerts from FEMA through the Integrated Public Alert Warning System. These free alerts can tell you whether you need to evacuate or if it's safe to stay put.
  2. Have an evacuation plan. Don't get caught off-guard. Learn your city's evacuation route or plan your own. Reach out to family or friends you may be able to stay with, or find a nearby emergency shelter using the FEMA mobile app. Make sure your family has a designated place to meet should anyone get separated from the group.
  3. Prep your car and create a "go-bag." Fill up the car with gas and pack it with basic emergency supplies. Make each family member a "go-bag" filled with basic emergency supplies, some clothes, and dry food.

Inclement Weather Resources

If inclement weather is in the forecast for your area, make sure you’re prepared. Stay tuned to the local news, listen to evacuation warnings, and if possible, put together an emergency kit. The following resources will likely have the most up-to-date information and can advise you on the best safety practices for your area and weather-related emergency.


 
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