Flood safety

Floods can be unexpected, scary and dangerous.

These tips can help you stay safe:

  • Pay attention to alerts and heed warnings to stay away from flooded areas.
  • Know your evacuation plan. Plan where you’ll go and how you’ll get there.
  • Get ready to communicate. Establish an emergency contact for your family. Program their number on your phones and write it down.
  • Gather supplies. Stock up on bottled water, first-aid items and non-perishable food and store them in waterproof containers.
  • Turn around, don't drown. Never drive through water.
  • Stay out of floodwater! Don’t wade through water and don’t let kids play in it.

American Public Health Association