Photo by Brian Yap/Flickr has got you covered with flood safety tips for National Preparedness Month.

National preparedness month is finally here and the first week is all about flood safety. In the event of a flood, do you know how to respond and prepare for survival? offered some tips everyone should be aware of.’s Basic Safety Tips from its website are as follows:

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
  • Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

Other flood safety tips included what to do during a flood warning. advised turing on your radio or TV for updates, knowing where to go in the event of a flood and disconnecting electric appliances.

One of the most important set of tips on the site was how to create a flood plan. Natural disasters can strike when we least expect them to, so it’s important to have an emergency plan in place, a preparedness kit and even flood insurance.

In the upcoming September weeks, National Preparedness Month will focus on how to handle other hazards and disasters — which are wildfires, hurricanes and power outages. The events throughout September lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day on Sept. 30.

For more flood safety tips, make sure to visit For more information on National Preparedness Month, visit

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