TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN!
During a flood you may be asked to evacuate. It doesn’t take much water to carry you away, whether you’re on foot or in a vehicle. NEVER drive or walk into floodwaters. Turn Around Don’t Drown! The water may be deeper than anticipated, have an undercurrent, or have debris that can cause you injury. It can also damage your vehicle cause you to become stuck or the current can also cause your vehicle to be swept off the roadway. Seek an alternate route if flood water cover the road and evacuate when the proper authorities tell you too. Also abide by the posted road-closed signs and barricades. In many instances, drivers have put themselves and their passengers in danger by driving around such signs and ending up stranded in floodwaters.
If you do find yourself stranded in your vehicle in floodwaters, here are basic safety tips to remember.
- Remove your seatbelt.
- Remove the seatbelts of all occupants starting oldest to youngest.
- Roll down windows.
- Climb onto roof of the vehicle.
- Call 911 from the vehicle roof
SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest is just a quick phone call away. Whether you are dealing with a the aftermath of flood waters or mold from your home or business being flooded, we are here to help. Emergencies do not work on a set schedule and can happen at any hour of the day or night. That’s why we are here 24/7, 365 to assist you should the need arise.