Flood Awareness Week: What To Do Before and During A Flood

FLOOD INSURANCE FLORIDA

Flood Insurance is an important aspect of home ownership in the state of Florida. Here are some basic safety tips for pre-flood preparation.

  • FLOOD INSURANCE FLORIDAIf possible avoid building your home in a floodplain.
  • Construct barriers such as levees, beams, and flood walls in order to prevent floodwater from entering your home.
  • Seal the walls in your basement with waterproof compounds to avoid seepage.
  • If a flood is in your area, listen to the local news or radio for information and updates.
  • It is important to know the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning. A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible whereas a Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or will occur soon.

When Flooding is imminent

  • If you are advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move to higher grounds.
  • Bring in outdoor furniture.
  • Disconnect electrical appliances.

What to do during a flood

  • It is important to not walk through moving water, all it takes is 6 inches to make you fall.
  • If it is necessary to walk through water, be sure to walk through water that is sitting still and not flowing. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground.
  • Do not drive through flooded areas.
  • Do not touch electrical appliances if you are standing in water or are wet.

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