A street that is flooded

Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Never drive through flooded areas. As little as six inches of water can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

Floods, big or small, can have devastating effects on your home and your family. You can take steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding. Learn how to prepare for a flood, stay safe during a flood, and protect your health when you return home after a flood.

Preparing for flood

Learn how to prepare for a flood, including how to create a plan, supplies you’ll need, and getting your home ready.


Floodwater and standing water can be dangerous. Protect yourself and your loved ones from risks brought on by floods.

returning home after flood

Returning home after a flood? Be aware that your home may be contaminated with mold or sewage. Take steps to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

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