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Flood Preparedness & Safety


Emergency PreparednessDo 1 Thing

BRACE ProgramMental Health Effects of Natural Disasters

Flooding can occur with or without warning, please be aware and always be prepared.
Flood/Flash Flood Watch = “Be Aware.” Conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.

Steps to Take:
• Turn on your TV/radio. You will receive the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
• Know where to go. You may need to reach higher ground quickly and on foot.
• Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
Prepare Your Home:
• Bring in outdoor furniture and move important indoor items to the highest possible floor. This will help protect them from flood damage.
• Disconnect electrical appliances and do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water. You could be electrocuted.
• If instructed, turn off your gas and electricity at the main switch or valve. This helps prevent fires and explosions.

1996 Flooding

Turn Around, Don't Drown!

Flood Warning = "Take Action!" Flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.

Steps to Take:
• Move immediately to higher ground or stay on high ground.
• Evacuate if directed.
• Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.

Click the image above for an in depth look at Flood Preparedness, released September of 2017.


NOAA - Fox River Flood Stage Information

NOAA - Hazardous Weather Outlook Information

Ready.gov - Floods

Red Cross - Floods

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