Basic Safety Tips for a Flood Relief

man in car flood

>> Move immediately to higher ground or stay on high ground. Evacuate if directed.

>> Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.

>> If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher grounds.

>> If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.

>> Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

Steps to Take after Flood warning :

flood kit

Turn on your TV/radio. You will receive the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.

Know where to go. You may need to reach higher ground quickly and on foot.

Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.


Prepare Your Home :

During Flood

Move important household items to the highest possible floor.(protection from flood damage)

Disconnect electrical appliances and don not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water. You could be electrocuted.

If instructed, turn off your gas and electricity at the main switch or valve. This helps prevent fires and explosions.

After a flood :

take care of cleanliness

Return home only when authorities say it is safe.

Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded and watch out for debris. Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways.

Do not attempt to drive through areas that are still flooded.

Avoid standing water as it may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.

Photograph damage to your property for insurance purposes.


For Flood prone areas : Be prepared !

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Know your flood risk.

Make a flood emergency plan.

Build or restock your emergency kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.

Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get to higher ground, the highest level of a building, or to evacuate.

Stay tuned to your phone alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.

Chennai Flood Relief :

How to Help ?


>> Use the hashtag #ChennaiRainsHelp to offer or request shelter or aid.

>> Donate to the non-profit Rapid Relief using the Website Link or the below information :

rapid relief

>> Getting Out in Chennai- Do have look over this “Flood MAP

>>Share these Helpline Numbers to the People and help spreading awareness :-

Helpline numbers:

Tree Fall, Water logging     1913
Sewage Overflow     45674567
State Emergency     1070
District Emergency     1077
Electricity     1912
Fire and Rescue     101
Poisonous Reptiles Helpline     22200335
Boats on Emergency     9500032669

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