Flooding and Destruction

Flooding - it's a Disaster often not considered... many areas prepare for Hurricane, Earthquake, Tornado, Tsunami, but a Flood can happen during high rains, or even on a clear sunny day if a Dam gives way or a Levy breaks...

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. They can be local, impacting a neighborhood or very large, affecting multiple states. Thousands of residents in Boulder, CO and nearby towns were recently forced to evacuate after days of heavy rainfall caused mudslides and flash floods. If a flood is developing in your area, would you know what to do?  Here are some tips before the flood hits:

  • ShovelConduct a household inventory;
  • Build an emergency supply kit;
  • Plan for evacuation; and
  • Make a pet plan.

If a flood has already hit your community, follow these tips:

  • Beware of hazards in your home;
  • File your flood insurance claim; and
  • Take proper steps to clean up your home.

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes also offers valuable information to help prepare for and recover from a flood.   Download the FLASH Weather Alerts mobile app today for weather warnings, alerts and tips to keep your family safe.

Disaster, Survival, Preparation

Disaster, Survival, & Preparation!
Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car.
What should you do? Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time. Make sure you have an out of State contact for you, your friends and your family (long distance phone service is usually restored before local - and mobile services and internet will likely not work in a major disaster.)
Of course, too, you should Check your Emergency Supplies:

  • Count your stock... is it enough?
  • Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
  • Keep cash on hand
  • Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
  • Think-Plan-Prepare-Survive!

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