• Do not leave your home until it is safe to do so.
  • Do not let your kids play in flooded streets – many times it is filled with bacteria, and you never know when there could be a downed powerline nearby.
  • Do not touch or approach downed powerlines – be sure to keep your children away from them as well.
  • Do not run a generator inside your home or garage. Keep generators outside the home and away from an open window or door as they emit toxic gases.
  • Drink bottled water until you are able to verify that your running water has not been contaminated.
  • Don’t drive until you have to – there’s usually a lot of debris on the roads following a storm. It’s safest to stay at home as long as possible.
  • Follow any curfews that have been put in place by the county or state.