Wednesday, May 4, 2016

HOW TO SURVIVE A FLASH FLOOD

THINGS TO THINK OF WHEN YOUR AREA IS UNDER A FLASH FLOOD WARNING 

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 We recently and frequently undergo flash flood warnings in South East Louisiana, less frequently but hardly unheard of in Maryland around Annapolis. Houston is still recovering from a recent incident as we write this. We firmly believe that flash flooding is a major danger of sudden death that many Americans will face in a life time, and some in certain regions on a reoccurring annual basis. We've condensed some of the key advise found in the Self Reliance Central article. We urge everyone to read the article in its entirety use any of the links in this post. Also we highly recommend reviewing our earlier post : 
"If a flood is likely in your area, you should:
  • Listen to the radio or check the internet for information. (Again, no main power, use your phone or a battery radio if there’s water anywhere inside your home.)
  • Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move.
  • Be aware of stream, drainage channels, canyons and other areas known to flood suddenly. Flash floods can occur in these areas with or without typical warnings such as rain clouds or heavy rain."  Read More

"If you must prepare to evacuate, you should do the following:

  • Secure your home. If you have time, bring in outdoor furniture. Move essential items to an upper floor.
  • Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves if instructed to do so. Disconnect electrical appliances only if there is no water inside your home. Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water."  Read More

"If you have to leave your home, remember these evacuation tips:

  • It’s very dangerous to walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you. Try and hang on to something along the road, like a wall."
  • Read More


http://www.selfreliancecentral.com/2016/05/03/what-to-do-and-not-to-do-during-a-flood/?utm_source=160503SRCAPLOSTWAYS2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=160503SRCAPLOSTWAYS2

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