Flooding generally evokes an image of raging streams and rivers. Flooding can also result from a large amount of rainfall during a short period of time, overloaded storm sewers, or improperly designed run-off areas. In the event of a flood you should adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Keep a battery-powered radio tuned in to a local station.
2. Follow all emergency instructions.
3. If you are trapped in your building due to rapidly rising water, call 911 for help.
4. Move to a higher floor, or to the roof.
5. Take warm, weather proof clothing, a flashlight, cellular phone, and portable radio.
6. Do not walk or wade in flooded areas. Waters may be deeper than it appears.
7. Be prepared to evacuate. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Evacuation is much easier and safer before waters become too deep for standard vehicles to drive through.
8. If evacuating by car, do not drive where water is over the road or past barricaded road signs.
9. If your car stalls in a flooded area, abandon it as soon as possible and walk to safety in the direction you came from.
10. If evacuating by car, follow recommended evacuation routes, as shortcuts may be blocked.