During flood:

1. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
2. Move to a safe area before access is cut off by flood water.
3. Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding.
4. If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, STOP! Turn around and go another way.
5. Do not attempt to drive over a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. The road bed may be washed out under the water, and you could be stranded or trapped.
6. Children should NEVER play around high water, storm drains, viaducts, or arroyos.

After the Flood:

1. If fresh food has come in contact with flood waters, throw it out.
2. Boil drinking water before using. Wells should be pumped out and the water tested for purity before drinking. If in doubt, call your local public health officer.
3. Seek necessary medical care at the nearest hospital.
4. Do not visit disaster areas. Your presence might hamper rescue and other emergency operations.
5. Electrical equipment should be checked and dried before being returned to service.
6. Use flashlights, not lanterns, torches or matches, to examine buildings. Flammables may be inside.
7. Report broken utility lines to appropriate authorities