How To Stay Safe In A Flood Poster

    Downed Power Lines

    Power lines may have been knocked down during a storm. Don’t touch the power lines because they may still have electricity and could hurt you.

    Mosquitoes

    Insects, especially mosquitoes, like ponds of water. When you are near the floodwater, they could bite you.

    Loose Animals

    Animals may have gotten lost or carried away during the flood. These animals could be dangerous. If you see dead animals, do not touch them.

    Wild Animals

    Animals may have gotten lost or carried away during the flood. These animals could be dangerous. If you see dead animals, do not touch them.

    Debris

    Floodwater can carry large objects with it. Don’t go into floodwater to pick items up. Some objects could be sharp or dangerous.

    Cracks and Holes

    The water may be deeper than you think, so don’t play in any puddles or streams. Flooding can also cause cracks and holes in the ground.

    Deep Water

    Moving water is dangerous. Just six inches of water can knock you off your feet.

    Gas Leak

    A storm or flood can break gas lines, causing a gas leak near your house. Tell an adult immediately if you smell gas around your house.

    Chemicals

    Floodwater is full of germs that can make you sick or cause infections. Disinfect anything that touched floodwater and wash your hands a lot.

    Sewage Overflow

    Floodwater is full of germs that can make you sick or cause infections. Disinfect anything that touched floodwater and wash your hands a lot.

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