Did you know:
· Floods kill more people in the United States than any other natural disaster.
· Most natural disasters involve flooding.
· 25 percent of flooding occurs in areas with low to moderate flood risks.
· Property damage from flooding now totals more than $1 billion each year in the U.S.
Take flood precautions.
Before a flood:
· Be aware of weather conditions that could prompt flooding.
· Listen to radio or TV broadcasts for emergency information and evacuate immediately if told to do so.
· Collect emergency building supplies — plywood, plastic sheeting, lumber, hammer, nails, saw, pry bar, shovels and sandbags.
· Purchase a weather alert radio.
· Organize an evacuation plan and establish an emergency meeting place should your family get separated.
· Secure shelves and water heaters to nearby walls.
· Raise electrical system components.
· Consider installing check valves in your plumbing to prevent floodwater backup.
· Park, lock and leave vehicles at a higher elevation.
During the flood:
· Never walk or drive through rushing floodwaters. Even six inches of moving water is dangerous.
· Avoid rising waters, storm drains and sewers. Move to higher ground.
· Watch out for snakes and small animals that might seek shelter in your home.
· Never enter buildings surrounded by floodwaters.
· Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires.
If you aren’t in a Flood zone where insurance is required the annual premium is only $405.00 with a basement; $365.00 without.
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