Don't Get Caught In Flood Water!
Are you prepared for the Rainy Season? …… Here are some flood safety tips for you, our loyal customers, as T&T launches into the Rainy Season.
What’s worse—a flood watch or warning?
A watch means flooding is possible.
A warning means flooding is occurring or will occur soon.
Before a Flood:
- Avoid building in a floodplain—an area especially prone to flooding during heavy rains.
- Pay attention to weather forecasts. When heavy rain or storms are forecasted, listen to the radio or television for information on flooding risk.
- Be prepared! Assemble an emergency kit in case you need to evacuate. Don’t forget to include necessary prescription medications and a small first aid kit.
- Charge cell phone batteries and any reusable batteries for flashlights. Buy extra batteries in case power isn’t restored immediately.
During a Flood:
- Do not walk through flooded areas. It can be difficult to tell how deep the water is and what lies underneath the water that could hurt you. Even shallow, moving water can make you fall.
- If you have to walk in water, wherever possible, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.
- Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
- Do not drive into flooded areas
After the Flood:
- Listen for news reports to learn whether the water supply is safe to drink and where emergency shelters are located.
- Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated by oil, gas, or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
- Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.
- Clean and disinfect everything that was stuck in flooded waters. Mud left from floodwater can contain sewage and chemicals.
Please stay safe and feel free to visit us at #28 Mooneram Street, St. James.
For your safety and convenience we have implemented additional safety protocols.