Red Cross offers Flood Safety ChecklistWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Red Cross of Greater Toledo reminds residents of our area to take precautions when flooding is a possibility.
Red Cross has a check off list of Flood tips that you can download. Tips include information from what to do when flooding is forecast, “Listen to area radio and television stations and a NOAA Weather Radio for possible flood warnings and reports of flooding in progress or other critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).”
Advice on flooded roads is included in the information from Red Cross. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) also reminds motorists when faced with flooded roadways, “Turn Around Don’t Drown.”
ODOT safety experts urge motorists when approaching a flooded road, stop and do not cross. Never drive through flooded roadways or drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded. Six inches of moving water can knock a person down and two feet of water can move a large vehicle.
The Red Cross tip sheet also includes what to do after a flood.