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How to stay safe during a flood

Below you will find information about how to stay safe when an area has flooded.

Staying safe when walking outside

  • Avoid walking through flood water – six inches of fast flowing water can knock you over.
  • Man-hole covers may have come off and there may be other hazards you cannot see.
  • Avoid walking along riverbanks or across river bridges - they may collapse in extreme situations.

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Page updated: 04/12/2020 Page updated by: Flooding Team

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