What should you do before and after a flood?

What should you do before and after a flood?

What To Do Before, During, and After a Flood

  1. Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  2. Avoid building in a floodplain unless you elevate and reinforce your home.
  3. Elevate the furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home if you live in an area that has a high flood risk.

What do you do after a flood?

Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

  1. Evacuate if told to do so.
  2. Move to higher ground or a higher floor.
  3. Stay where you are.

What should you do before floods?

BEFORE A FLOOD (When Flooding is Forecast)

  • Be alert.
  • Assemble disaster supplies:
  • Be prepared to evacuate.
  • Review your Family Disaster Plan.
  • Protect your property.
  • Be alert.
  • Don’t drive unless you have to. If you must drive, travel with care.
  • NEVER drive through flooded roadways. STOP! Turn Around Don’t Drown.

What should we not do before flood?

Don’t eat any food that has come into contact with flood wate r. 5. Don’t reconnect your power supply until a qualified engineer has checked it. Be alert for gas leaks, do not smoke or use candles; lanterns, or open flames.

What do you need to know after a flood?

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio or local television and radio stations.

  • Do not return to flooded areas until authorities indicate it is safe to do so.
  • Do not visit disaster areas following a flood. Your presence may hamper urgent emergency response and rescue operations.
  • What are 5 ways to prevent a flood?

    1. Create a ‘sponge city’ This concept has become very popular in China,a country that has seen the rate of urban flooding more than double in recent years.

  • 2. Green roofs/rooftop gardens.
  • 3. Create flood plains and overflow areas for rivers.
  • 4. Separating rainwater from the sewer system.
  • 5. Install water infiltration and attenuation systems.
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  • What does the Bible say about before the flood?

    The Bible does not specifically tell us whether or not it had rained before the Flood. Noah seemed to understand what rain was when God mentioned it to him (Genesis 7:4-5). Genesis 2:4-6 mentions that God did not send rain on the earth until after He created Adam and Eve.

    What should you do in the event of a flood?

    Evacuate immediately,if told to evacuate.

  • Contact your healthcare provider If you are sick and need medical attention.
  • Listen to EAS,NOAA Weather Radio or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions regarding flooding.
  • Do not walk,swim or drive through flood waters.
  • Stay off bridges over fast-moving water.