By behaving appropriately during a flood, you can protect people and property and avoid injury and losses. Action you can take:
- Stay calm, exercise good judgment and, as far as possible, act independently. Do not expose yourself to unnecessary danger; leave the endangered area immediately.
- When danger of flooding exists, do not enter basements or underground car parks, and do not drive a vehicle or ride a bicycle on flooded roads.
- Keep away from rivers and lakes that carry flood water. Surging water can not only catch you by surprise, but also erode banks and cause their collapse.
- Listen to the radio and follow instructions issued by the emergency services.