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      Recognize Flood Risk:

      • Identify flood-prone or landslide-prone areas near you.

      • Know your community’s warning signals, evacuation routes, and emergency shelter locations.

      • Know flood evacuation routes near you.


      • Unplug appliances to prevent electrical shock when power comes back on.

      • Gather emergency supplies and follow local radio or TV updates.

      • Do NOT drive or walk across flooded roads. Cars and people can be swept away.

      • Tie down or bring outdoor items inside.

      • When power lines are down, water is in your home, or before you evacuate, TURN OFF gas, power, and water.


      • Throw away items that cannot be disinfected, like wall coverings, cloth, rugs, and drywall.

      • Use fans, air conditioning units, and dehumidifiers for drying.

      • For cleanup, wear rubber boots and plastic gloves.

      • Clean walls, hard floors, and other surfaces with soap and water. Use a mixture of 1 cup bleach and 5 gallons water to disinfect.

      • Caution! Flood water may contain trash.

      Practice Safe Hygiene:

      • Wash hands with soap and water to help prevent germs.

      • Listen for information from your local officials on how to safely use water to drink, cook, or clean.

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