Safety Tip of the Month
September 2018 (2 of 2)
The hurricane has moved on, but what now? Remember that the danger of flooding can remain for days after a hurricane has moved on. Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death.
Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods may:
  • Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems.
  • Develop slowly or quickly – Flash floods can come with no warning.
  • Cause outages, disrupt transportation, damage buildings, and create landslides.
IF YOU ARE UNDER A FLOOD WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAY
Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters.
Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
  • Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.
  • Determine how best to protect yourself based on the type of flooding.
  • Evacuate if told to do so.
  • Move to higher ground or a higher floor.
  • Stay where you are.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A FLOOD THREATENS