Wednesday, April 30, 2014

“Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.”

“ Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit."- Bernard Williams

Know the difference between FLOOD WATCHES and WARNINGS-Your life and and the lives of others depend upon swift and effective action. In a weather emergency it is imperative to have an action plan. When emergency bulletins are issued pay close attention to details provided. The time to prepare is now.

Flash Flood WATCH- flooding or "flash" flooding is possible

Flood /FLASH FLOOD WARNING- flooding or flash flooding WILL occur in your area

STAY AWAY from flood waters. If you come upon a flowing stream where water is ABOVE your ankles, STOP, turn around and go another way. As little as six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet. 

IF YOU ARE IN A VEHICLE- If you come upon a flooded road while driving, STOP, turn around and go another way

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT ON A FLOODED  ROAD and waters are rising rapidly around you, GET OUT OF THE CAR IMMEDIATELY and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by LESS THAN TWO FEET of moving water. 

 REMEMBER- Drivers must be especially cautious at night. Flood dangers are more difficult to recognize. Check your local conditions at the National Weather Service website or check the WEATHER CHANNEL

As severe weather continues across the South and Midwest, many organizations such as the Red Cross, Team Rubicon and animal welfare- rescue groups such as the ASPCA and the The Humane Society of the United States have crews on the ground right now.

 Please do what you can to help. One day the life saved or the animal rescued may be your own. For more information please visit their websites. Prepare for severe weather with special phone apps from the Red Cross


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