The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch that is in effect tonight through Wednesday. On the bright side, staying home doesn’t only prevent the spread of COVID-19, it can also be the safest choice in stormy weather. It might also be a good time to add some masks and hand sanitizer to your emergency kit.
If you live in an area that’s experiencing flooding, here are some tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe:
1. Don’t drive through standing water.
2. Stay out of flood waters – even the strongest swimmer can drown.
3. Stay away from power lines or objects touching power lines.
4. Wash skin that comes into contact with flood water.