Message 1: Turn around, don’t drown
Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. Visit Turn Around Don’t Drown to learn more.
- Watch this “turn around, don’t drown” video from National Weather Service.
- Watch this Federal Alliance for Safe Homes video with information on flooding dangers
Message 2: Know the flood warning signals
Learn about the Marin County Office of Emergency Services Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS). Register at http://www.alertmarin.org to get the emergency call, text and email.
Message 3: Designate a place where your family can rendezvous after an evacuation order is issued.
Message 4: Designate an out-of-state contact person to call when an emergency arises.
Let them know that you are safe and ask them to pass that information on to other family members and friends.
Message 5: Know your evacuation route.
Check in with Marin County Sheriff during an emergency to discover the evacuation route available to you.
Message 6: Teach your children about flooding.
Introduce your kids to Weather Whiz Kids for some weather information for kids.
Message 7: Be sure you are registered to get the emergency call, text or email.
Emergency officials use the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS) to deliver incident-specific information or potentially life-saving instruction to precise geographic areas affected. To learn more visit Marin County Sheriff.
Message 8: Does your family have an emergency plan?
Make a disaster preparedness plan. Visit Red Cross, Home Family Plan. Create your own family emergency plan. Visit Family Emergency Plan.
Message 9: What do you need in your survival kit?