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Posted on: May 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Things to Remember - Flooding

Flood Chestnut-Montgomery Ave WC 4-16-18 (RJK Photo)

Things to Remember

Heavy Rains/Floods

-Check your emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications or other medical supplies. Keep it nearby.

-Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®  Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.

-Secure items outside - like trash cans and patio furniture.

-Flood Watch = “Be Aware.” Conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.   Flood Warning = "Take Action!" Flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.

-Check on your neighbors to make sure they’re okay.

-If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.

-Avoid parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall.  These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

-Listen to local officials by radio, TV or social media.

-Sign up for ReadyChesCo to get weather alerts.  If you are already signed up, ask your family, friends and neighbors to sign up today.  Visit

Chester County Department of Emergency Services 601 Westtown Road | Suite 012 | West Chester, PA 19380  |  | |  |

The Mission of the Department of Emergency Services is to promote and assist in providing safety and security to 

Chester County citizens so they can work, live, and grow in a healthy and safe community.

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