- Get out of areas subject to flooding and seek higher ground
Avoid underpasses, underground parking garages, and basements during or after heavy rain
Turn Around, Don't Drown (TADD)
DO NOT attempt to cross flowing streams and never drive through flooded roadways—six inches of water can stall a vehicle
If your vehicle stalls, get out and move to higher ground
Two feet of moving water can sweep a vehicle, including SUVs, downstream.
- If walking in water that is above your ankles, stop and turn around—six inches of rushing water can sweep you off your feet.
- At night, be cautious when driving or walking, visibility is poor and it becomes harder to recognize flood danger.
- Children should NEVER play around high water, storm drains, streams, ditches or other dangerous areas.
When conditions are dangerous, DO NOT camp or park your vehicle along streams, rivers, etc.