Here’s what you can do to stay safe during a flood:
If flooding occurs, go to higher ground and avoid areas subject to flooding.
Do not attempt to walk across flowing streams or drive through flooded roadways.
If water rises in your home before you evacuate, go to the top floor, attic, or roof.
Listen to a battery-operated radio for the latest storm information.
Turn off all utilities at the main power switch and close the main gas valve if advised to do so.
If you’ve come in contact with floodwaters, wash your hands with soap and disinfected water.
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Since 1978, the NFIP has paid over $36 billion for flood insurance claims and related costs (as of 3/22/10).
When a river floods its banks it can end up draining yours.
Just a few inches of floodwater can end up costing thousands of dollars in repairs, and flood damage isn't covered by homeowners insurance policies. Don't risk your home. Call for a flood insurance quote today.