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Road closed because of flooding
Road closed because of flooding


Before a Flood

Know the elevation of your property in relation to flood plains, steams and other waterways. Determine if your property may be flooded.

Plan what to do and where to go in case of a flood.

Prepare a Family Emergency supplies Kit-72-hour kit

Fill your car with gas in case you have to evacuate

Move furniture and essential items to a higher elevation, if time permits.

Have a portable radio and flashlights with extra batteries.

Secure your home.

Consider flood and earthquake insurance.

Flood Evacuation

Listen to local radio or TV for weather information.

If asked to evacuate, shut off main power switch, main gas valve and water valve. Follow local evacuation plan and routes.

Do not attempt to drive over a flooded road; it may be washed out. While on the road, watch for possible flooding of bridges, dips and low areas.

Watch out for damaged roads, slides and fallen wires.

Drive slowly in water; use low gear.

Abandon your vehicle immediately if it stalls and seek higher ground.

Do not attempt to cross a stream on foot where water is above your knees.

Register at your designated evacuation center and remain there until informed you may leave.

After a Flood

Remain away from evacuated area until public health officials and building inspector have given approval.

Check for structural damage before entering.

Make sure electricity is off, watch for electrical wires.

Do not use an open flame as a light source because of the possibility of escaping gas. Use flashlights. Beware of dangerous sparks. Do not use food contaminated by flood water.

Test drinking water for sustainability with test kits.

Avoid walking in flood water. Do not let children play in flood water.