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Hunker Down!

  • You should follow your household emergency plan and make sure all family members are safe at a rally point. The rally point should be a strong interior room that is not near any windows.
  • Make sure the gas utility, all electronics and appliances are unplugged and turned off.
  • Keep a battery-operated radio nearby and tuned to a local station. Listen for any updates or advisories. Follow all emergency instructions.



Turn around, don't drown

  • Do not go outside until you are absolutely sure the storm has ended. If water starts to rise inside your home, retreat to the second floor, the attic, or, if necessary, the roof.
  • Do not try to swim, wade, drive or walk through the water to safety. Remain calm and wait for rescuers to come.

Click the links below to learn more!

learn more about what to do before a storm  learn more about what to do after a storm  learn more about the city engineer's office

learn more about FloodSmart