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How to stay safe during a flood

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PINE BELT (WDAM) -

There is potential for flooding in The Pine Belt. Keep these flooding tips from FloodSmart.gov in mind before driving into a potentially dangerous situation. 

Here's what you can do to stay safe during a flood:

  • If flooding occurs, go to higher ground and avoid areas subject to flooding.
  • Do not attempt to walk across flowing streams or drive through flooded roadways.
  • If water rises in your home before you evacuate, go to the top floor, attic, or roof.
  • Listen to a battery-operated radio for the latest storm information.(or download the WDAM Weather App for Apple or Android device)
  • Turn off all utilities at the main power switch and close the main gas valve if advised to do so.
  • If you've come in contact with floodwaters, wash your hands with soap and disinfected water.

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