LDS Emergency Preparedness

Be Prepared, Not Scared!


Posted by Elise on November 21, 2009

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Watches and Warnings

What to do

 When a flood WATCH is issued

  • Move valuable household possessions to the upper floors of your home.
  • Fill your car’s gas tank in the event an evacuation order is issued.

When a flood WARNING is issued

  • Tune in for information and advice to local radio and TV stations.
  • When told to evacuate, do so as quickly as possible.

When a flash flood WATCH is issued

  • Watch for signs of flash flooding and be ready to evacuate on a moment’s notice.

When a flash flood WARNING is issued

  • If you believe flash flooding has begun, evacuate immediately as you may have only seconds to escape.
  • Move to higher ground and away from rivers, streams, creeks and storm drains.
  • Do not drive around barricades. These are placed to keep you out of harm’s way.
  • If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.
 California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES)

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