Safety Tips When Flooding

Flooding occurs when prolonged or intense rainfall over a period of time cause a river to overflow and flood the surrounding area. If you live in areas prone to flash floods, plan now to protect your family and property.


If you come upon floodwater, climb to higher ground. If it moving swiftly, even water six inches deep can knock you off your feet. Many people are swept away wading through floodwater, resulting in injury of death. Stay away from flooded areas. Even if it seems safe, the water level may still rise.

keep insurance policies, documents and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. You may need quick, easy access to these documents in case of emergencies. Keep them in a safe place that is less likely to be damaged during a flood.

Don't forget to assemble a disaster supplies kit. This will ensure you have necessities like light, food, drinking water and everything you need to keep you comfortable while waiting for help to arrive. You will also need a first-aid kit and to have medications on hand because you may not be able to get them easily during emergencies.