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  • Listen the instructions from competent state and local institutions or your teacher;
  • Follow appropriate evacuation signs;
  • Lock all doors at home;
  • Stay with your classmates at school;
  • Move important items to higher places;
  • Move/retreat to higher ground and avoid standing, flowing, or rising water;
  • Move to the upper floors of the house/school main appliances and other important items;
  • Listen to the radio for further information;
  • Be informed on water supply and whether it is safe to drink the water;
  • Secure your home (turn off electricity at the main switc, use battery light ;
  • Wash your hands after coming into contact with floodwater. The water often sweeps up all sorts of debris, including sewage;
  • Avoid  entering fast flowing water because it can trap you and make it very difficult for you to escape;
  • Beware of injuring yourself on dangerous objects, such as broken glass, or underwater debris;
  • Мove slowly across the shallow water, using the stick for support;
  • Help your teacher to evacuate students who have special needs, because they need extra help/assistance;
  • Use only bottled water for drinking;
  • Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters;
  • Use extreme caution when entering buildings; there may be hidden damage, particularly in foundations;
  • If it’s dark, use a flashlight;  
  • Wash  your skin if comes into contact with contaminated flood water with soap and uncontaminated water as soon as possible.
  • Do not use electrical appliances before checking;
  • Do not touch electrical devices when there is water around (avoid electricity sources);
  • Do not use fresh water if it has come in contact with flood water;
  • Do not walk through moving water and avoid the areas that are known to have landslides and rockfalls;
  • Follow the indicated evacuation routes and do not use other shorter routes;
  • Do not walk through fast-flowing water, even if it is only a few inches deep;
  • If you are instructed to go to a specific location, go there and do not go anywhere else;
  • Do not go barefoot, wear shoes all the time;
  • Do not let someone drive through deep or fast-flowing water on a road;
  • Do not stay near rivers or other waterways when there has been a heavy rainfall;
  • Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising floodwater;
  • Do not go out and walk through the road where the water is moving;
  • Do not use  matches, a candle or a lighter in a dark;
  • Do not visit flooded areas;
  • Do not panic, stay calm!


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