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Prepare Your Home and Family…

  • Keep gutters clear of leaves and debris
  • Have a battery operated flashlight and radio available
  • Prepare an emergency supply of food and water
  • Make copies of insurance and other important documents and keep them at another location. Take pictures of building & contents
  • Know how to turn off your gas and electricity
  • Talk to your neighbors to see how you can help each other be prepared

Pets Too!

  • Prepare emergency supplies including a leash and carrier
  • Be sure pets have identification tags
  • Have a current photo available Keep animals in the house or yard during storms

Report Hazardous Situations…

  • If you observe flooding, trees or wires down or other hazardous situations, call 9-1-1 immediately
  • Don’t put yourself at risk
  • Treat all downed wires are LIVE and stay at least 30 feet away

Safety In Your Car…

  • Drive slowly, especially in standing water
  • Keep your car gas tank at least half full at all times
  • Keep extra warm clothes in your car
  • Never drive through moving water. Six inches of water can float your car!
  • Avoid disaster areas

If Flood Potential Exists…

  • Listen to the City Channel and other local radio and television stations for updated information.
  • Sandbags are available at the Cupertino Service Center
  • Other locations are available by calling 1-800-HeyNoah(439-6624)
  • Weather radios can be purchased for direct storm information

If You Must Leave Your Home During Potential Flooding Events…

  • Leave a phone number where you can be reached with a neighbor

If You Must Evacuate Your Home…

  • Stay calm
  • Leave a phone number where you can be reached in the mailbox
  • Disconnect electrical appliances and, if requested, shut off gas and electricity to your home. Do not turn gas back on. Contact PG&E.
  • If time allows, place valuables on tables, counters or 2nd floor
  • Leave food for pets or bring them in a carrier with a leash

When You Return Home…

  • Do not use fresh foods or canned goods that have come in contact with flood waters
  • Follow local instructions regarding the safety of drinking water
  • Don’t handle live electrical equipment in wet areas
  • Use flashlights NOT lanterns, matches or candles when examining buildings
  • Listen to local radio and television stations for information
  • Take pictures to show damage and compare to "Before" pictures

Flood Insurance…

  • Most homeowner’s insurance policies do NOT offer protection against flood losses. For information about flood insurance, call your local insurance agent, or call the National Flood Insurance Program at 1-888-225-5356