Flood Safety Facts

Did you know? Floods can happen anywhere at any time.

Flood advisories definitions

Flood Preparation Checklist

Last-minute steps to protect personal property in the event of a flood

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Flood Evacuation Safety

  • Listen to area radio and television stations and a NOAA Weather Radio for possible flood warnings and reports of flooding in progress or other critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Stay away from floodwaters. If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
  • If you come upon a flooded road while driving, turn around and go the other way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.


flood-safety-turn-around-smallSource: redcross.org

Even if you’re not living by a coast or a river, your home could still be located in an area susceptible to flooding. Check out these 7 reasons you need flood insurance, then visit geico.com to get a flood insurance quote for your home.

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