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By following the provided guidelines you will increase your chances of staying safe during a flood.
Buy weather radio and learn local emergency station.
Learn if your area is prone to floods.
Learn meaning of a "flood watch" and a "flood warning".
Have plywood to cover all windows.
In flood zone, purchase flood insurance.
Plan to secure/evacuate mobile home for adequate shelter.
Listen to designated radio/television, and Emergency Alert System for emergency instructions.
Stay away from flood water; do not attempt to swim, walk, or drive through.
Secure/bring in outdoor furniture.
If instructed, turn off utilities at main switches; unplug appliances (do not touch electrical equipment if wet).
If deep water, allow to flow freely in basement (may avoid structural damage).
Do not stack sandbags against outside of house, adds pressure.
Avoid downed power lines
Move valuables to upper floors.
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