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Emergency Procedures - Floods

Emergency Procedures - Floods

Before the Flood

  1. Know the elevation of your property in relation to flood plains, streams and other waterways. Determine if your property may be flooded.
  2. Make advance plans of what to do and where to go.
  3. Store food and water and critical medical supplies (prescriptions, insulin, etc.)
  4. Fill your car with gas in case you must evacuate.
  5. Move furniture and essential items to higher elevation if time permits.
  6. Have a portable radio and flashlights with extra batteries.
  7. Open basement windows to equalize water pressure on foundations and walls.
  8. Secure house.
  9. Consider flood and earthquake insurance.


  1. Listen to local radio or TV for weather information.
  2. If you are asked to evacuate, shut off main power switch, main gas valve and water valve. Follow local evacuation plan and routes.
  3. Do not attempt to drive over a flooded road, as it might be washed out. While you are on the road, watch for possible flooding at bridges, dips and low areas.
  4. Watch for damaged roads, slides and fallen wires.
  5. Drive slowly in water; use low gears.
  6. If driving and vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground.
  7. Do not attempt to cross a stream on foot where water is above your knees.
  8. Register at your designated Evacuation Center and remain at the Evacuation Center until informed that you may leave.

After the Flood

  1. Remain away from evacuated area until the public health officials and building inspector have given approval.
  2. Check for structural damage before entering.
  3. Make sure electricity is off; watch for electrical wires.
  4. Do not use an open flame as a light source because of possibility of escaping gas. Use flashlights. Beware of dangerous sparks.
  5. Do not use food that has been contaminated by flood water.
  6. Test water for potability.

NOTE: Your Evacuation Center location will be given to you by your Neighborhood Coordinator.

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