Severe Weatherthunderstorms, floods & tornados are most likely for Indiana summers

  • Severe Weather thunderstorms, floods & tornados are most likely for Indiana summers
  • BEFORE THE STORM
  • trim trees
  • park under cover
  • get acquainted with your insurance coverage
  • keep electronics off floor in flood plains
  • know what a disaster kit is and make sure it's portable
  • waterproof basements
  • create barriers to potential flooding where possible.
  • DURING THE STORM
  • Make cancelations, monitor the weather.
  • Find shelter, avoid touching metalߋ steer clear of tall structures or structures that may
  • become compromised.
  • Avoid underpasses, wind speeds increase in these areas.
  • If in vehicle, look for sturdy shelter. You CAN take cover in a ditch however, beware of
  • flooding.
  • Mobile homes are dangerous, seek more appropriate shelter than thisߋ if you're on the
  • lake, get off the lakeߋ in the home the lowest most centered least windowed area is a
  • good place to be.
  • EVACUATION
  • Beware of flooding when choosing a path
  • Take pets where you can and understand they may need to be left behind
  • Take extreme precaution when driving through water, it only takes a few inches to take a vehicle off the road
  • Rushing water is almost never okay to drive through
  • more precaution should be used when WALKING through water or rushing water
  • AFTER THE STORM
  • Apply medical attention where necessary
  • Help others if you canߋ avoid damaged buildings if possibleߋ don't assume a building is safe
  • Report any electrical lines that have been damagedߋ dress appropriately
  • Look for foundation problems when trying to decide whether or not a building is safe to approach
  • Take care in examining a building for your own safety first
  • Be aware of potential and unecessary harms in the aftermath of a storm
  • Look for fire hazards, water, gas and/or oil leaksߋ snakes and other animals will be in survival mode, avoid.
  • DEALING WITH DAMAGES
  • Take pictures
  • Food: if it touched floodwater throw it away
  • Water: if it might not be pure, purify it
  • Reduce flooded area 1/3 a day to avoid some damage
  • Assess all other damages
  • Contact health depo for information on repairing septic systems