4. Flood Preparedness
Flood Preparedness. This natural disaster is actually the most common in the US. From New Orleans to Southern Utah, we’ve been witnesses to many floods throughout our nation. Some floods develop slowly while others rush through quickly.
My family often goes hiking in Southern Utah. One thing my dad always taught us was to look up the chances of a thunderstorm before leaving. Hiking in a steep canyon can be extremely dangerous if a storm rolls in. Flash floods hit fast and can take a life in an instant.
So, what have you and your family done to prepare for a flood?
No Fear Preparedness suggests to “be aware of streams, drainage channels, canyons, and other areas known to flood suddenly” where you live or where you are visiting. Flash floods really can happen without warning. In the case of a flash flood, move to higher ground.
For inside your home, turn off utilities and disconnect electrical appliances. Move important items and documents to your upstairs.
Remember, six inches of water is dangerous to walk and drive in. In the case you do need to walk in water, use a stick to check firmness of ground and walk where water is still.
For more great tips before, during, and after a flood click here.