What to Do When a Flood Occurs
Floods can occur quickly and can be dangerous because of fast moving waters. If there is a flood warning or you believe a flood will happen soon:
  • Head for higher ground right away – save yourself, not your stuff!
  • Stay away from flood waters - even water just 6 inches deep can knock you off your feet.
  • Never try to drive through flood waters – if your car stalls, leave it and head for higher ground on foot.
  • Once you are in a safe place, listen to a battery-powered radio for official updates or wait for emergency workers to give you instructions.