Flooding is one emergency that can truly happen in a flash. These flash flood safety tips can help keep you and your family safe when heavy rainfall occurs.
- Avoid already flooded and high-velocity flow areas and don’t attempt to cross a flowing stream.
- Be cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
- Get out of areas subject to flooding such as dips, low spots, and ditches.
- If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.
- Never disregard roadway barricades or traffic warning devices.
- Never drive through flooded roadways in case the roadbed is no longer intact.
Large hail stones can fall at speeds faster than 100 miles per hour, making it essential that you know what to do when hail storm conditions are present. The following tips can help keep you safe during a hail storm.
- During a hailstorm, seek shelter. Hail of any size can be dangerous.
- Surfaces may become slick, so use caution if outside.
- When driving into a hailstorm, find a safe place to pull over and turn your car so the hail is hitting the windshield. The safety glass will protect you. The hail could break the glass in other windows.