10 Steps to Take Now to Protect Yourself Before and During the Storm

  1. Sign up for alerts
  2. Monitor local news stations and weather reports
  3. Stay home during peak storm times
  4. Have an emergency kit for your home and car and create an emergency plan
  5. Go to high ground if water approaches your location
  6. Know which roads are low lying and where to go to reach high ground
  7. Never drive or walk into floodwaters or go around barricades
  8. Use sandbags to divert water
  9. Be prepared to be without electricity and the Internet; monitor outage information
  10. Before a storm, research flood insurance to protect your home or business