Click to Home
Email PagePrint


Go To Search
Protect people from the hazard
Flood Safety
There are several actions residents of flood prone areas can take to decrease the potential of injury due to flooding:

• Know the storm warning systems and monitor local television and radio broadcasts for updates as a storm approaches.
• If you are advised to evacuate, do so promptly.
• Secure your home by unplugging appliances and turning off all utilities (power, water, and gas) at the main disconnects.
• Do not walk through flowing water.
• Avoid driving through a flooded area. If your vehicle stalls in high water, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground.
• Keep children away from flood waters, ditches, culverts, and storm drains.
• Stay away from downed power lines and other electrical wires.
• Be alert for gas leaks.
• Look out for animals, especially snakes.
• Contact the Charleston County Emergency Preparedness Division at 202-7400 or visit them online for more information.