#1: Do not drive through a flooded area. If you come upon a flooded road, turn around and go another way. More people drown in their cars than anywhere else. You can keep a tool in your car, like our Auto Buddy Emergency Light and Tool, that has a window spike and seat belt cutter just in case you do get stuck in your car.
#2: Do not walk through flooded areas. As little as six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet.
#3: Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. Electrocution is another major source of deaths in floods. Electric current passes easily through water.
#4: Look out for animals -- especially snakes. Animals lose their homes in floods too and they may seek shelter in your home.