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FLOODING

The most common type of all natural hazards are floods. This is particularly true for the Humble area. Being prepared is a vital step toward protecting both lives and personal property. The fol- lowing suggestions will help you develop your personal emer- gency plan for floods.

Before a Flood Understand Flash Flood Watch and Warning terms. Flash Flood Watch: Flooding is possible. Flash Flood Warning: Flooding is occurring or is eminent. Determine if your property is in a flood-prone area. Purchase a tone-alert weather radio. Develop an evacuation plan.

Assemble a disaster supply kit. Such as radio with extra batteries, flashlights, first-aid kit and food.

Know how to shut off your utilities. Consider purchasing Flood Insurance. During Heavy Rains

Listen to radio and TV stations for the most current infor- mation.

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