Flooding… Are You Prepared?

Illustration of car driving through flooded street


Flooding is typically cause by melting snow or heavy rains. With recent changes in weather, flooding in Chatham-Kent is a real possibility. To reduce the likelihood of flood damage or if a flood is forecast…

If you are indoors:

  • Do not store your important documents in the basement
  • Move essential items (and household chemicals) to an upper floor
  • Disconnect electrical appliances
  • Don’t eat food that’s come in contact with flood waters
  • Have a basic emergency kit in case you are unable to leave your home or if you are evacuated
  • Listen to the radio to find out what areas are affected, what roads are safe
  • If you are instructed to evacuate, do so immediately

If you are outdoors:

  • Move to higher ground
  • Don’t walk through moving water
  • Keep children away from flood water
  • Don’t drive through flood water
  • Stay away from down power lines

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Or contact us at WISH Clinic Services 519.355.1071