Tips for staying safe during, after flooding - KMOV.com

Tips for staying safe during, after flooding

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Heavy rain caused flooding in the Valley Park area. Heavy rain caused flooding in the Valley Park area.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program and the Illinois State Police Department have some tips for staying safe in light of recent flooding.

The Illinois State Police Department is reminding motorists about the dangers of driving across flooded roadways. The department is urging drivers to reduce speeds, drive with caution and allow for extra travel time.

Flood-related driving tips include, do not through flooded areas, if a roadway is covered by water that seems shallow do not attempt to cross it and if your car stalls do not attempt to push it out.

FEMA warns residents that during a flood they should move to high ground, watch out for water, listen for updates and turn off power.

After a flood, according to FEMA, residents should check for damage, remove wet items, plan before making repairs and file a flood insurance claim.

Click here to find out about the National Flood Insurance Program

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