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General recommendations during a flood

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.