Tips During Heavy Rain Events

By: Houston County EMA
By: Houston County EMA

During and After Significant Rain Events

- Keep monitoring radio, television, NOAA Weather Radio, and/or the Internet.

- Roads may be closed for your protection. If you come upon a barricade or a flooded road, turn around and go another way!

- Avoid washed out roads. Do not drive into flooded areas.

- Stay on firm ground. Moving water only 6 inches deep can sweep you off your feet. Standing water may be electricity charged from underground or downed power lines.

- Avoid using candles and other open flames indoors in the event of power outage. Use a flashlight to inspect for damage.

- Be especially cautious if using a chainsaw to cut fallen trees.

- Use the telephone to report life-threatening emergencies only.

- Wait until an area is declared safe before entering.

- If you are using an emergency generator, under no circumstances should it be used indoors, including inside a garage, carport, basement, crawlspace, or other enclosed or partially enclosed area, even with ventilation.

More important, be a GOOD neighbor.

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