- Do not walk through flowing water. Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Currents can be deceptive. Six inches of flowing water can knock you off your feet. Use a pole or stick to negotiate your way through flowing water to get to safety.
- Do not drive through a flooded area. More people drown in their cars than anywhere else during a flood. Driving through flood waters can also damage your vehicle, and the wake you create can cause more damage to property.
- Stay away from power lines and electrical wires. Electrical current travels through water and can be deadly. Report downed power lines to your power company.
- If you live or work in a floodplain and you know a flood is coming, shut off your gas and electricity, and move valuable items to higher ground.
Download a multilingual flyer on flood safety in the Johnson Creek watershed. The flyer has information in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and traditional Chinese.