By Sebastian Patino
What to do before, during, and after a flood.
- Before- Always make an emergency kit, and a family communications plan. Listen to a TV or radio in case there is a flood warning and tell an adult. Move all important possessions to an upper floor to keep them safe.
- During- During a flood, listen to the news or radio, in case you need to leave the area. You may also need to move to higher ground. Finally, do not walk in water, because it can knock you down.
- After- After the flood, stay away from the water because it may be contaminated. Also, stay away from moving water because it can knock you down. Finally, leave safety officials and authorities alone so they can do their job properly.
Some flood vocabulary.
Flash Flood- When a flood happens very quickly.
Contaminated- When something has one or more dangerous chemicals in it.
Flood Watch- When a message happens on the television or radio telling you about a flood warning.
- A flood can occur in every single state.
- The United States spends 2.9 billion dollars a year on floods.
- Floods are the most common natural occurring disaster.
- After a flood you should wash your self, because of the dangerous chemicals in the water.
- The high wall of water recorded was ten to twenty feet.