Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Serious Risk of Flash Flooding

Not only do we have a serious risk of tornadoes later this afternoon and tonight, there is a serious risk of flash flooding tonight
If you live in the red area, please be prepared by using the checklist below. If you live in an area that is flood prone, make sure your weather radio is turned on before you retire for the night. If you do not have a weather radio, scroll down to turn your cell phone into a "weather alarm."

Here are some flash flood safety suggestions:

Remember: If you encounter flooding, turn around, don't drown.

What to do?
  • Prepare a "go kit." Put needed and easily transportable items in your car or near your car where you can grab it and move quickly.
  • If you have to evacuate, turn off the main power and water. Locate them now if you are not sure where they are located. 
  • Keep your automobile fully fueled.
  • Get extra cash.
  • Make sure your prescriptions are refilled.
  • Know your destination and make sure your path is not flooded. 
  • Keep your smartphone charged. 
I urge you to take this seriously. Areas will flood that have never flooded before. Please make sure vulnerable friends and relatives know of the risk. Prepare accordingly. 

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