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Don’t Do These Things in a Flood Emergency

Tropical Depression Jeanne Soaks The Northeast
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As drastic weather has taken over Acadiana once again, we’re passing along a little reminder from The Weather Channel about the worst things you can do during a flood emergency. These people know what they’re talking about, so pay attention, and y’all be safe out there!

  • Don’t drive through flood waters – ever
  • Don’t use electricity in a flooded home
  • Don’t get in the flood water, and definitely don’t let your kids play in it
  • Don’t approach or handle wild animals in flood waters
  • Don’t ever ignore flood warnings
  • Don’t forget to assemble, and put where you can find, a severe flood water kit in advance
  • Don’t leave electricity on, or items plugged in if you have to leave your home
  • Don’t wear the wrong attire. Appropriate clothing in flood waters can be the difference between life and death. Flip flops just aren’t going to cut it
  • Don’t leave furniture or important items outdoors or on the bottom level of your house. Flood waters can sweep away things really quickly, and you might not get a chance to get them back


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