Check in on neighbors that are elderly or may need extra assistance
Listen to the radio and televison, including NOAA Weather Radio if possible and check the internet/social media for information and updates
Get to Higher Ground
If you live in a floodplain area and it begins to flood, get to higher ground immediately.
Obey Evacuation Orders
If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Lock your home when you leave. If you have time, disconnect utilities and appliances.
Practice Electrical Safety
Do not go into a basement, or any room, if water covers the electrical outlets or if cords are submerged. If you see sparks or hear buzzing, crackling, snapping or popping noises - get out! Stay out of water that may have electricity in it!
Avoid Flood Waters
Don’t walk through flood waters. It only takes 6 inches of moving water to knock you off your feet. If you are trapped by moving water, move to the highest possible point and call 911 if possible.
DO NOT drive into flooded roadways or around barricades; Turn Around and Don’t Drown!
Water may be deeper than it appears and can hide hazards such as sharp objects, washed out road surfaces, electrical wires, chemicals... etc.
A vehicle caught in swiftly moving water can be swept away in seconds. 12 inches of water can float a car or small SUV, 18 inches of water can carry away large vehicles.