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Flood Safety Tips

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:53
Take these important steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than any other hazard related to thunderstorms. The most common flood deaths occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect yourself, your family, and your home. During a Flood Watch or Warning Gather emergency supplies. Listen to your local radio or television station for updates. Have immunization records handy (or know the year of your last tetanus shot). Store immunization records in a waterproof container. Prepare an emergency food and water supply.