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Be prepared in case of flooding

From storm surges to hurricanes, flooding can be a destructive and challenging emergency situation to experience. Lee Health is committed to helping you make a plan for your health and safety during flooding.

  • Lee Health is here to help you find resources and information to stay safe in emergent situations.

  • An emergency action plan is an important part of ensuring your safety in an emergency. Read more for helpful information to stay safe.

What to do in case of flooding:

Flooding can be a dangerous and stressful situation. Here are some steps you can take in case of flooding:

  1. Stay informed: Keep track of weather forecasts and flood warnings issued by local authorities. Listen to emergency broadcasts and follow their instructions.

  2. Evacuate if necessary: If you are instructed to evacuate, do so immediately. Don't wait until it's too late. Grab your emergency kit and go to a safe place.

  3. Move to higher ground: If you can't evacuate, move to a higher floor or a roof. Don't try to wade through floodwaters, as they can be dangerous and contaminated.

  4. Turn off utilities: Turn off electricity, gas, and water at the main switch or valve to prevent electrical shock, gas leaks, and water damage.

  5. Move valuable items: Move important items to higher ground or take them with you if you evacuate.

  6. Avoid contact with floodwaters: Floodwaters can contain dangerous debris, chemicals, and bacteria. Avoid contact with floodwaters, and don't let children play in them.

  7. Wait for the all-clear: Don't return home until local authorities give the all-clear. Be cautious when returning, as floodwaters may have caused damage to roads, bridges, and buildings.

Remember that flooding can be unpredictable, and it's essential to stay vigilant and follow instructions from local authorities.

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If you have a medical condition that requires ongoing treatment using medical equipment powered by electricity or medicines that require refrigeration, it is important to consult your physician BEFORE a natural disaster.

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