Flooding is the most common natural hazard in Harris and Montgomery Counties.
Understand these terms:
Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible.
Flood Warning: A flash flood is occurring.
What to do if Flooding is Possible:
•Determine if your area is a flood risk – if unsure; call X5911 or 281.290.5911.
•Plan for evacuation.
•Listen for campus alerts and monitor your radio or television for reports of flood danger.
•Do NOT try to walk or drive through flooded areas.
•Follow official emergency evacuation routes. If in your vehicle and it stalls in flood water, get out quickly and move to higher ground.
•Stay away from moving water and disaster areas.
•Turn utilities off until emergency officials advise it is safe to turn them on. Avoid weakened floors, walls, and rooftops.
•Wash your hands frequently with soap and clean water if you come in contact with floodwaters.
•When floodwaters have receded watch for weakened road surfaces.
•Do not return to affected areas until it is safe to do so.
Safety Tips for Driving on Wet Roads
Please take precautions when driving in rainy weather. While most people know to slow down in the rain, there are other tips that can save your life.
Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!
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For more information visit the Regional Joint Information Center website at http://www.readyharris.org/
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