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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.

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