Public Advisory:Flooding Preparedness Flier

FLOODING PREPAREDNESS
If you reside in a flood prone area or an area near water, it is likely you will experience flooding during this event. You are urged to continue to monitor the weather forecast, and have a plan in place to evacuate your residence, if needed. It is strongly suggested not to wait until the conditions are at their worst, before deciding to vacate your homes. Your safety and the safety of the first responders are top priorities.

1. EXPECT FLOODING EVEN IN AREAS THAT HAVE NOT FLOODED BEFORE
2. SECURE ALL PROPANE TANKS
3. MOVE GARBAGE CANS, OUTDOOR FURNITURE, AND ANY LOOSE MATERIALS INSIDE, SECURE AWNINGS
4. PREPARE TO EVACUATE
5. BE PREPARED TO LEAVE QUICKLY TAKING ESSENTIAL MEDICATIONS, AND IMPORTANT PAPERS
6. MAINTAIN SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
7. SIGN UP FOR THE FOLLOWING APPS TO GET REAL TIME INFORMATION: NCREADY.COM AND NIXLE.COM
8. PREPARE YOUR EMERGENCY KIT:

 Water – 1 gallon per person per day for 3 to 7 days
 Food – non-perishable and canned food supply for 3 to 7 days
 Battery-powered or hand crank radio with extra batteries
 Cell phone with charger
 First aid kit
 Flashlight and extra batteries
 Manual can opener for food
 Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel
 Wrench or pliers to turn off water
 Blanket
 Prescription medications and glasses
 Change of clothing, including sturdy shoes
 Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, feminine supplies
 Important documents – insurance policies, copy of driver’s license, Social Security card, bank account records
 Pet food / supplies
 Cash and change

Shelter Information:

YMCA, 348 Grace Corpening Drive in Marion: OPEN as of 9/14/18 at 6:00 PM
Please continue to monitor social media for more information. For assistance you may call McDowell EOC at 828-652-3241. Please remember to reserve 911 for emergencies.