Flood Precautions. In any flooding or potential flooding event, the following actions should be taken:

1.       Keep calm, avoid panic.

2.       Store important medicines, money, documents, such as birth certificates, passports, wills, financial documents, insurance policies, etc. in waterproof container(s) in a safe place.

3.       Help children, disabled people and the elderly. Remember, they will be evacuated first.

4.       Vacating your home, turn off the electricity installations, basement furnaces and the outside gas valve, and secure the sewage system or cesspool.

5.       Put weather protection sealant around basement windows and the base of ground-level doors.

6.       Seek higher ground. In case of danger, immediately move to higher areas, upper parts of the house or apartment.

7.       Stay on the upper floors, roofs, trees or other higher areas until help arrives. Warn rescuers so they can find you quickly.

8.       Check if there are other people nearby who need help, help them.

9.       Once you become in the water, remove heavy clothing and shoes, look for any objects nearby that will allow you to remain on the surface.

10.     If you need to evacuate, remembering that adults should carry no more than 50 kg of luggage (up to 20 kg per person).

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