Step 3: Protect Yourself & Your Family

Colored graphic tile representing water.Tune-in to local commercial radio or television stations or NOAA weather radio frequencies (162.400 or 162.500). Purchase a Weather Alert Radio for your home and place of employment to stay informed of changing conditions.

If your property is in imminent danger of flooding, turn off the power in your house, including propane gas tanks and lines. Teach family members how and when to turn off gas, electricity and water. If you lose power, turn off all major appliances.

Use a flashlight to inspect for damage. Do not smoke or use candles, lanterns, or open flames unless you know that the gas has been turned off and the area has been ventilated.

Avoid low-lying areas. Seek shelter in the highest areas possible. Do not walk or drive through flowing or standing water. Avoid downed power lines.

Develop an evacuation plan for your family. Designate a place where your family

Colored graphic tile representing water.STEP 4: PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY