1. Prepare An Emergency Kit
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It is important to be prepared before going into a flooded area. Assemble an emergency kit in case you get trapped in a flood zone or required to evacuate. Pack small supplies of food and water, a first aid kit, and also additional batteries for your phone in case you need to make an emergency call. Don't forget to include necessary prescription medications too.
2. Pay Attention To Weather Forecasts
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Be alert and make sure you know what is going on by paying attention to weather forecasts. When you know what to expect, it is easier to be prepared and you will also feel less anxious. You can also acquire information on incoming heavy rains or storms by listening to a radio or watching the news on television.
3. Wear Rubber Shoes
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Rubber boots will come in handy if you’re anticipated to get wet. It protects us from any loose wirings which increases the risks of electrocution. During a flood, waters are deep and it is hard to see what is under, so it is always better to be safe than sorry.
4. Avoid low areas
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If possible, make sure to stay in areas with higher grounds. Do not head to low areas like ditches or underpasses as these places are the first to fill up during a flash flood and they are extremely dangerous. If you’re unsure how deep the water is, get a stick to check the solidity of the ground in front of you. The safest path to walk is where the water is stationary.
Always be careful and stay safe. Do not take any unnecessary travels especially during this unprecedented time. Hopefully, these tips are helpful during a dire situation.