When it is not flooding, take time to make a flood emergency plan to keep you and your family safe. Learn how here.
Turn on your radio or television and listen in order to receive severe weather and flooding instructions and information.
Create an emergency preparedness kit for you and your family for when severe weather and flooding occur. Learn how here.
Buying flood insurance is a way to ensure that your home and belongings are insured in case of damages from flooding. Find flood insurance information here.
Look over your local emergency plans to understand where to go in your community during severe weather and flooding.
Follow all of the evacuation orders and instructions issued by local authorities.
Move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
Streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
Only 6 inches of moving water is needed to knock you down and 2 feet of moving water is needed to sweep a car away.
Abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
You will receive the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
You may need to reach higher ground quickly and on foot.
Bring outdoor furniture inside and move important indoor items to the highest possible floor. This will help protect them from flood damage.
Disconnect electrical appliances and do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water. You could be electrocuted.
If Instructed, turn off your gas and electricity at the main switch or valve. This helps prevent fires and explosions
If possible, move to higher ground in order to avoid flood waters.
Depending on the extent of the flood, you may be asked to evacuate your home for safety.
Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.