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San Mateo County Flood Tips

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

In this Photo South San Francisco had an unexpected Flood. Flooding can happen anywhere at anytime.

What to do in case of Flooding!

It is very important to know what to do in case a flood strikes in your neighborhood.  Especially if the local news is providing early warning signs of possible flash flooding in your area.  Being better prepared for floods can save your life and property.

Know the Difference between "Flood Watch" and "Flood Warnings".  "Flood Watch" means it is possible Flooding can or will occur. "Flood Warning" means the Flooding is Happening and Starting to Occur.

Basic Flash Flooding Tips while Driving or Walking:

  • Listen to your local News or Radio Stations
  • Avoid Driving or Walking through Flood Water
  • Moving Flood Water can knock you down or sweep your vehicle away
  • Do not go near downed power lines
  • Try and move to higher grounds when flooding occurs
  • If your'e in your Vehicle and Flood Water is not moving abandon your Vehicle
  • If your'e in your Vehicle and the Flood Water is moving stay in your Vehicle until safe
  • Avoid parking around streams, creeks and rivers during heavy rainfall

Basic Flash Flooding Tips for your Home: 

  • Listen to your Local News or Radio Station
  • Bring Outdoor Furniture inside
  • Set up Sand Bags in Front of Entrances
  • Move important Indoor Belongings off the Ground or to the Upper Level of Home
  • Disconnect Electrical Appliances.  Be Careful you can get electrocuted if wet
  • Turn off Gas and Electricity at the Main Switch or Valve if Instructed

If Flooding occurs in your neighborhood and your home is affected; contact SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno at 650-794-1000 and we would be more than happy to assist you.

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