⚠️Turn Around, Don’t Drown⚠️

Be prepared to take action if a flood warning is issued for your area!

Here are a few tips to stay safe:

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Even six inches of fast moving floodwater can knock you off your feet, and a depth of two feet will float your car!
  • Never try to walk, bike or drive through flooded areas. Water may be deeper than you think!
  • Do not attempt to drive over a flooded road. Obey traffic barriers. STOP! Turn around and go another way.
  • Keep children from playing in floodwaters or near culverts and storm drains.
  • Move vehicles to higher ground if you live in a flood prone area.

Learn more about flood safety at https://www.ready.gov/floods

Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location that is prone to flooding. For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly http://www.weather.gov/phi/. For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York NY http://www.weather.gov/okx/

Media and graphic courtesy NJOEM