Flood Safety Tips

FLOOD SAFETY TIPS

Flood is the rising of water level until it overflows its natural or artificial confines and submerge the surrounding area.

BEFORE A FLOOD
KNOW THE HAZARDS IN YOUR AREA.

Monitor the news for weather updates, warnings and advisories.
Know the flood early warning and evacuation plan of the community.
Participate in community flood preparedness actions and drills.
Secure your home. Move essential furniture and items to the upper floor.
Before evacuating, turn off all main switches of electricity, water and LPG tanks.
Put livestock and pets in a safe area or designated evacuation sites for animals.
When order is received, immediately evacuate to the higher and safe grounds.

Prepare a SURVIVAL KIT that includes:

BOTTLED WATER
READY-TO-EAT FOOD
CELLPHONE
BATTERY-OPERATED RADIO
EMERGENCY MONEY
FIRST AID KIT
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
FLASHLIGHT
CLOTHES
WHISTLE

DURING A FLOOD

STAY ON HIGHER GROUNDS.

Stay indoors and stay tuned for the latest news and weather updates.
DO NOT go swimming or boating in swollen rivers.
DO NOT cross streams when water level is already above the knee.
DO NOT walk or drive through flooded areas.
DO NOT touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.

AFTER A FLOOD
STAY ALERT AND KEEP SAFE.

Leave the evacuation area only when authorities say it is safe to return home.
Report fallen trees and electric posts to proper authorities.
Check for wet or submerged electrical outlets and appliances before turning on electricity.
Check your house for possible damages and repair as necessary.
Make sure that the food and water for drinking are not contaminated by flood water.
Throw away rainwater in cans, pots and tires to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.

SOURCES:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/flood-safety-tips/
https://twitter.com/civildefenseph/status/907307717747892224
https://nolimitsurvival.com

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