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What to do during a flood

Posted On May 2, 2022

What to do during a flood

With flood season right around the corner it's important to make sure you and your family are prepared. During the coming weeks OKIB will be posting information about how to prepare for a flood, as well as what to due during and after one.

The new @PreparedBC Flood Preparedness Guide is a must-read for anyone facing a potential flood in B.C. Download it today so you'll know how to prepare for, respond to and recover from a flood**. **

You can also read the full guide on our website:

Know the difference between an evacuation alert and order if you’re at risk for a flood.

Evacuation Alert: Be ready to leave on short notice. If you leave before or during this alert, it’s called a voluntary evacuation.

Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately.

If you’re under evacuation alert, you may have to leave quickly. Take these steps so you're ready to go:

✔️ Have grab-and-go bags packed

✔️ Park vehicles away from waterways

✔️ Raise electrical appliances off the ground

✔️ Move valuable items to upper floors

✔️ Anchor fuel supplies

✔️ Listen to local officials if you are asked to evacuate

A mere 6 inches of rushing water can knock an adult off their feet. Two feet of water can carry away most vehicles – including trucks and SUVs. NEVER attempt to drive, swim or walk across flooded areas.