Flood Safety

You are responsible for your own safety!

  • Moving water is a powerful force of nature.

  • Waters rise rapidly during flash floods. You may have only seconds to save yourself.

  • Flooded creeks and streams are unpredictable. Even though the surface may be smooth, the water may be moving very fast.

  • Eighty percent of flood deaths occur when people drive into water or simply walk into moving water.


    Flood dangers do not end when the water recedes:

  • Flooded buildings may have hidden damage that makes them unsafe.

  • Fire is the most frequent hazard following floods.

  • Food contaminated by floodwaters can cause severe infections.

    Flood safety information sheets:

    Flood Safety: When Flooding Is Forecast

    Flood Safety: During a Flood

    Flood Safety: After a Flood

    Flooded Roads

    Brochure: River and Boating Safety Guide for the Southern Tier

    Newsletter article: Scout Warns His Neighbors: Turn Around Don't Drown

     STC Also Recommends:
    Flood Safety Awareness
    Information and links assembled by the National Weather Service for Flood Safety Awareness week. 
    Chemung County Emergency Management Office
    Schuyler County Emergency Management Office
    Steuben County Office of Emergency Services





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