Flood Safety Tips and Information

Published by Eric Bustamante on May 27th 2015
In category: Disaster Safety

Flood Safety Tips and Information

With your family’s safety in mind, here are things you need to know during a flood disaster:

1. Safety First
Floods are dangerous and can result in death so the best tip we can give you is to always put the safety of you and your family first. If your home floods, move to higher ground and avoid areas subject to flooding. If you have a top floor or attic, relocate your family there.

2. Avoid Driving

If possible, avoid driving altogether during a flood emergency. When flash floods occur they strike quickly, leading to collapsed bridges, downed trees and power lines, and roadways completely submerged in water. If you’re caught in your vehicle during a flood, avoid flooded roadways and look for higher ground in the event of rising water.

3. Stay Updated on the Storm

If you’re in an area experiencing heavy flooding, listen to a battery-operated radio for weather and storm updates. If you don’t own a radio, check weather reports on your cell phone, laptop, or television newscast. The website www.weather.gov is a great place to start.

4. Protect your Valuables

This includes both personal possessions as well as the home itself. Move furniture, valuables, and important documents like insurance information to a higher level in your home, such as a top floor or an attic. Additionally, shut off the main power supply, unplug electronics if safe to do so, and move hazardous materials to higher ground.

For more information on flood emergencies and safety, visit www.fema.gov. At 911 Restoration we truly care about you, your family, and your home so if you suffer water damage from flooding or related issues don’t hesitate to call our flood remediation crews on the ground in Houston right away!