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Flood Safety Tips

Photo: NWS

Photo: NWS
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  • Don’t touch flood water – it may be polluted, or there may be downed power lines closeby.
  • Do not let someone drive through deep or fast-flowing water on a road.
  • Do not stay near rivers or other waterways when there has been a heavy rainfall.
  • Move out of low lying areas if there is a heavy rainfall.
  • Do not walk through fast-flowing water, even if it is only a few inches deep.

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