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Project Impact Flood Safety Tips

Before the Flood:

  • Buy weather radio and learn local emergency station.
  • Learn if your area is prone to floods.
  • Learn meaning of watch-warning.
  • Have plywood to cover all windows.
  • In flood zone, purchase flood insurance.
  • Plan to secure/ evacuate mobile home for adequate shelter.

During the Flood:

  • Listen to designated radio/TV, Emergency Alert System for emergency instructions.
  • Stay away from flood water; do not attempt to swim, walk, or drive through.
  • Secure/ bring in outdoor furniture.
  • If instructed, turn off utilities at main switches; unplug appliances (do not touch electrical equipment if wet).
  • If deep water, allow to flow freely in basement (may avoid structural damage).
  • Do not stack sandbags against outside of house, adds pressure.
  • Avoid downed power lines.
  • Do not drink tap water (may be contaminated).
  • Move valuables to upper floors.
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