Protect People

Tips

  • Prepare your family (FEMA “Know Your Risks" brochure)
  • Do not walk through flood waters
  • Do not drive through a flooded area
  • Stay away from power lines and electrical wires

Turn Around, Don't Drown!

Most flood fatalities happen because people try to drive through deadly waters rather than avoid them. (Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2005)

  • Pay attention to barricades. Don't ignore them by driving past them
  • Do not drive through standing water on roads or in parking lots
  • The average automobile can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water, and roads covered by water are prone to collapse
  • Attempting to drive through water also may stall your engine, with the potential to cause irreparable damage if you try to restart the engine
  • If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route