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Flood Safety & Preparedness

General
Learn what to do before, during & after a flood by visiting: www.ready/gov/floods  #FloodSafety


Make a #FloodSafety plan with your family. Get the tips & info here: https://www.ready.gov/kids/know-the-facts/floods 


Make sure your business has a #FloodSafety plan. Tips: www.ready.gov/business  


Don't let your business end up in a dumpster. Make a #FloodSafety plan today: www.ready.gov/business  


Flood insurance takes 30 days to take effect, purchase and review your plan now to protect your family for the future! #FloodSafety


#Floods occur in every U.S. state. Make sure your family is prepared & take action: www.ready.gov/floods  #FloodSafety


#FloodSafety Tips: Charge mobile devices. Locate flashlights & radio. Tell friends/family your location in case of power loss.


Heavy rain to areas that have been experiencing drought can cause flash flooding. Learn how to prepare: www.ready.gov/plan  #FloodSafety


Get your organization prepared for a #flood with the flood playbook: www.ready.gov/floods #FloodSafety


Communication
Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today. Get started here: www.ready.gov/plan  #FloodSafety


Get your communication ON when the power's OFF by packing a hand-crank radio, solar or car phone charger & batteries. #FloodSafety


Where will your loved ones be in a flood? Create and practice your communication plan today! www.ready.gov/plan  


Make a plan to connect during disasters by text, e-mail, social media & cell #FloodSafety
Build a Kit


If you’re already on “high ground” during a flood, stay where you are. Be prepared by having your supplies already stored. #FloodSafety


Gather the supplies you may need in case a flood leaves you without power, water or gas. Supply list: www.ready.gov/kit  #FloodSafety


Gather & store supplies for all your common locations in case you need to stay in place during a flood. www.ready.gov/kit  #FloodSafety


Alerts & Warnings
#FloodSafety term: Watch=floods are possible. Warnings= will occur soon, move to higher ground.


#FloodSafety term: flash flood warning = flooding is occurring; seek higher ground immediately. Listen to local officials.


#Wx Alert Term: Flood Warning means "Take Action!" because flooding is either happening or will happen shortly #FloodSafety


#Wx Alert Term: A Watch means “Be Aware” because conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area. #FloodSafety


#Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. Sign-up for local alerts & warnings now before a flood impacts you. #FloodSafety


Timely info on weather conditions like a flood can make a big difference. Sign up for local alerts & warnings. Go to our Alert Notification System subpage for more information #FloodSafety


During severe weather Wireless Emergency Alerts can save your life. Watch how: http://youtube/wDpcGypv2_U  #FloodSafety


Wireless Emergency Alerts can warn you about flash flooding. Take action if you receive an alert. #FloodSafety


Follow weather alerts in up to 5 locations using the @fema app. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmFEIBmnKFU  


Know Your Risk
Learn your flood risk by entering your address in the Flood Smart widget, https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search  #FloodSafety


Take this action--learn your #flood risk. Access it by entering your address at https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search  #FloodSafety


Anywhere it rains, it can flood. Learn your risk level for floods by entering your address at https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search  #FloodSafety


Floods can occur during any season. Learn your risk level for floods by entering your address at https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search  #FloodSafety


Flooding is an increased risk if you live close to sea level! Know your risk and prepare! https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search  #FloodSafety


Understand your local flood risk by checking out @fema's Flood Map Service Center: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home  #FloodSafety


Reduce your risk from #flooding by renting, buying, or building outside of high risk flood zones. #FloodSafety


Turn Around, Don’t Drown
If you approach a flooded road, path, or walkway follow this rule: Turn Around, Don’t Drown® #FloodSafety


Driving through flooded roadways can be deadly. Watch & share this @NWS video to see why: https://youtu.be/eI6mIlHKrVY  #TurnAroundDontDrown


As little as 12 inches of moving floodwater can be enough to float and carry away a small vehicle. Turn Around, Don't Drown®. #FloodSafety


6 inches of moving water can knock an adult off their feet. STAY AWAY from moving water! #FloodSafety


#FloodSafety: Driving thru 6 inches of standing water can cause vehicles to lose control & stall. Avoid flooded roads.


#FloodSafety: Be aware of areas where waters have receded. Roads may have weakened & could collapse under the weight of a vehicle.

 


Evacuation
Learn your evacuation routes today in case you’re directed to leave by local authorities due to a flood. #FloodSafety


Prepare for a #flood by knowing your evacuation routes, how you will get there, and where you will stay. #FloodSafety


Complete this Commuter Emergency Plan in case a flood disrupts your normal route: https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/commuter_emergency_plan.pdf  #FloodSafety


Get your “go bag” ready today in case you need to leave quickly due to a flood. For supply info visit: www.ready.gov/kit  #FloodSafety


If authorities advise or order an evacuation, do so immediately. But, do not enter floodwaters in order to evacuate. #Prepareathon #FloodSafety


If flooding is imminent or occurring, evacuate to higher ground if you are in a flood prone area. But, do not enter floodwaters in order to seek higher ground. #FloodSafety


Seek higher ground ASAP if a flood hits your area. More tips at: www.ready.gov/floods  #FloodSafety


Personal Property
30: The number of days it takes for flood insurance to begin. Don’t wait until it’s too late! https://www.floodsmart.gov/how/how-do-i-buy-flood-insurance  #FloodSafety


Only flood insurance will cover the damage from floods. Speak with your insurance agent to learn more. #FloodSafety


A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs & replacement of personal possessions #FloodSafety


Prepare for a flood today by reviewing your property & flood insurance policies. #FloodSafety


Snap some pictures of your property & do an inventory. This will be handy if flood waters damage your property. #FloodSafety


Flood waters can damage important papers. Store critical docs in a waterproof container or electronically. #FloodSafety


Before a flood: reduce potential property damage by elevating utilities & installing sewer backflow valves. #FloodSafety


Prepare before a #flood by installing a water alarm in your basement. More tips: https://www.floodsmart.gov/flood/first-prepare-for-flooding  #FloodSafety


Before a flood: reduce potential property damage by using flood damage resistant materials. #FloodSafety


Whether it’s a few inches or a mile high, flood insurance covers you for the unexpected: https://www.floodsmart.gov/how/how-do-i-buy-flood-insurance  #FloodSafety


Are you floodsmart? Learn about the National Flood Insurance Program and prepare today: https://www.floodsmart.gov  #FloodSafety


Be Safe After a Flood
Watch your step! #Flood waters often hide sharp and dangerous debris like broken glass and metal! #FloodSafety


Wear the appropriate protective clothing and gear like boots, gloves and safety glasses when it comes to moving debris! #FloodSafety


Hands off! Stay away from electrical utility equipment after a storm or if it is wet to prevent being electrocuted! #FloodSafety


Flooded homes are hazards! Get a professional to check for loose wires, mold and hidden damage before re-entering! #FloodSafety


Avoid walking in floodwater. It can be contaminated with oil, gasoline, or sewage. #FloodSafety


Use generators or other gas powered machinery only outdoors and away from windows. #FloodSafety