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Heavy Rain and Flood Safety Tips

By: Philip Stewart
By: Philip Stewart

June 23, 2006

Here are a few important tips on how you can keep you and your family safe in the event of flooding:

1. Know your flood risk--how close are you to streams or rivers or anything that might flood?

2. Leave likely flood areas--if you are in one of those flood areas, you certainly want to be paying very close attention to the bodies of water nearest you.

3. Be cautious at night--it is too dark to be able to judge how deep any water really is.

4. Never drive into water--again, you can never judge how deep it is going to be, so never try to drive through a flooded road.

5. Leave a stalled car, if you do get it stuck on a flooded road.


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