Flash Flood Safety

What you should know about Flood Safety

  • Make a family emergency communication plan and include pets.
  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
  • Check on your neighbors to make sure they’re okay.
  • Know what to do before, during, and after a flood.
  • Flood insurance takes 30 days to take effect, so purchase now to protect your family!
  • Listen to local officials by radio, TV or social media.
  • Evacuate when advised by authorities or if you are in a flood or flash flood prone area.
  • If you are on high ground above flooded areas, being prepared to stay where you are may be the best protection.
  • Never drive or walk through flooded streets; Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Do not go through flood waters.

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

As we prepare for potential severe weather, we want to remind you that tropical storms can be known for flash flooding. It is important that you stay off of the roads during the storm and do not drive through flooded areas.

  • Get to higher ground, out of areas subject to flooding
  • Do not drive or walk into water. It only takes 6 inched of water to knock you off your feet
  • Stay informed, monitor television, radio, social media, or internet for updates.

We encourage you to sign up for Alert Prince George’s at alert.mypgc.us to receive local alerts and warnings. #TurnAroundDontDrown

Turn Around, Don't Drown

¡No subestime el poder del agua!

En caso de inundación, asegúrese de llegar a un lugar elevado y nunca conduzca por áreas inundadas. #TurnAroundDontDrown

nunca conduzca por áreas inundadas

DPIE Alert: Storms

Be sure to prepare yourself and your property for the threat of severe weather. Following these simple steps around your home can help reduce the risk of damage to your property. Check your emergency supplies and stay in contact with your family, friends, and neighbors. Sign up for local alerts and warnings at alert.mypgc.us.

Flood Safety Toolkit