Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.
If you approach a flooded road, path, or walkway follow this rule: Turn Around, Don’t Drown. As little as 12 inches of moving floodwater can be enough to float and carry away a small vehicle. 6 inches of moving water can knock an adult off their feet. STAY AWAY from moving water!
Be aware of areas where waters have receded. Roads may have weakened & could collapse under the weight of a vehicle. Please report any flood based road failures or issues by visiting our website. Wrecks should be reported via 9-1-1 as soon as possible.
After a flood
Watch your step! #Flood waters often hide sharp and dangerous debris like broken glass and metal! Hands off! Stay away from electrical utility equipment after a storm or if it is wet to prevent being electrocuted! Avoid walking in floodwater. It can be contaminated with oil, gasoline, or sewage. What you should know about Flood Safety
Only flood insurance will cover the damage from floods. Speak with your insurance agent to learn more.
The information on this page is from Ready.gov and the National Weather Service.
What you should know about Flood Safety
- Make a family emergency communication plan and include pets.
- Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
- Check on your neighbors to make sure they’re okay.
- Know what to do before, during and after a flood.
- Flood insurance takes 30 days to take effect, so purchase now to protect your family!
- Listen to local officials by radio, TV or social media.
- Evacuate when advised by authorities or if you are in a flood or flash flood prone area.
- If you are on high ground above flooded areas, being prepared to stay where you are may be the best protection.
- Never drive or walk through flooded streets; Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Do not go through flood waters.