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Please help the National Weather Service spread these important safety messages on social media! Everyone is welcome to use the text and images provided below to help the NWS build a Weather-Ready Nation.

Turn Around Don’t Drown Video

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Driving into floodwaters could be the last decision you ever make. Turn Around Don’t Drown! http://youtu.be/eI6mIlHKrVY #FloodSafety

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Driving into floodwaters could be the last decision you ever make. http://youtu.be/eI6mIlHKrVY
#FloodSafety

Infographic - Power of Water

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It doesn’t take much water to carry you away, whether you’re on foot or in a vehicle. NEVER drive or walk into floodwaters. Turn Around Don’t Drown! tadd.weather.gov #FloodSafety

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It doesn’t take much water to carry you away. Turn Around Don’t Drown! tadd.weather.gov #FloodSafety
Don’t Underestimate the Power of Water

Infographic - How Deep Is the Water?

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It is impossible to know how deep the water is just by looking at it. Don’t risk your safety or that of the person who will have to save you. Turn Around Don’t Drown! http://tadd.weather.gov #FloodSafety

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It is impossible to know how deep the water is just by looking at it. http://tadd.weather.gov #FloodSafety

How Deep Is the Water?

Prepare for Flooding

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Flooding can strike any time of year.  Know your risk of flooding before it happens.  Visit ready.gov/floods to find out what you can do to be prepared. #FloodSafety Photo: FEMA

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Floods can happen any time of year. Are you prepared? Visit ready.gov/floods to find out more #FloodSafety (photo: @fema)

Prepare for Flooding

Cars Carried off by Floodwaters

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More than 50% of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related. It only takes 12 inches of water to carry off a small car and 18 inches of water to sweep a larger vehicle away. Don’t risk driving into floodwaters. Turn Around Don’t Drown! tadd.weather.gov #FloodSafety

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1 out of every 2 flood fatalities is vehicle-related. Turn Around Don’t Drown. tadd.weather.gov #FloodSafety

Cars Carried off by Floodwaters

Driving into Flood Waters

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More than 50% of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related. You never know how deep the water is, or if the road has been washed away or compromised beneath the water. Don’t risk driving into floodwaters. Turn Around Don’t Drown! tadd.weather.gov #FloodSafety

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1 out of every 2 flood fatalities is vehicle-related. Turn Around Don’t Drown. tadd.weather.gov #FloodSafety

Cars Carried off by Floodwaters

Driving Around Barricades

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Never drive around barricades into flood waters! More than 50% of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related. It only takes 12 inches of water to carry off a small car and 18 inches of water to sweep a larger vehicle away. Turn Around Don’t Drown! tadd.weather.gov #FloodSafety

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1 out of every 2 flood fatalities is vehicle-related. Turn Around Don’t Drown. tadd.weather.gov #FloodSafety

Driving Around Barricades

People Carried off by Floodwaters

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Six inches of swiftly moving water can knock an adult off his or her feet. Turn Around Don’t Drown. weather.gov/flood #FloodSafety

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Six inches of swiftly moving water can knock an adult off his or her feet. Turn Around Don’t Drown. #FloodSafety

People Carried off by Floodwaters

Flood Watch

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Do you know the difference between a Flood Warning and a Flood Watch? A warning means “Take Action Now!” because flooding is imminent or already occurring. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. A watch means “Be Prepared” because flooding is possible within your area. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/watch_warning.shtml #FloodSafety

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Learn the difference between a Flood Warning and Watch. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/watch_warning.shtml #FloodSafety

Flood Watch

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Do you know the difference between a Flood Warning and a Flood Watch? A warning means “Take Action Now!” because flooding is imminent or already occurring. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. A watch means “Be Prepared” because flooding is possible within your area. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/watch_warning.shtml #FloodSafety

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Learn the difference between a Flood Warning and Watch. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/watch_warning.shtml #FloodSafety

Flood Watch

Flood Warning

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Do you know the difference between a Flood Warning and a Flood Watch? A warning means “Take Action Now!” because flooding is imminent or already occurring. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. A watch means “Be Prepared” because flooding is possible within your area. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/watch_warning.shtml #FloodSafety

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Learn the difference between a Flood Warning and Watch. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/watch_warning.shtml #FloodSafety

Flood Warning

Putting Your Life and Your Rescuer’s Life at Risk

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When you drive into floodwaters, you’re not only putting your own life at risk, but also the lives of those who will be called in to rescue you. It’s far better to be late to work or to an appointment and remain safe, than to take a risk and possibly lose your life. Turn Around Don’t Drown! weather.gov/flood #FloodSafety photo: FEMA

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You are putting your rescuers life at risk when you drive into floodwaters. weather.gov/flood #FloodSafety (photo: @fema)

Putting Your Life and Your Rescuer’s Life at Risk

Find Nearby Flooding

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[For WFOs: We work with <insert relevant river forecast center(s)> to monitor river conditions and forecast possible flooding.] You can find out if any nearby rivers are currently flooding or if they are forecast to flood by visiting http://water.weather.gov/ahps/. #FloodSafety Photo: FEMA

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Go to http://water.weather.gov/ahps/ to find out if rivers near you are flooding #FloodSafety (photo: @fema)

Find Nearby Flooding

Types of Flooding in Your State

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It's important to know what kind of flooding you can expect in your area of the country so that you know how to prepare.Visit http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/map.shtml to find out what kind of flooding could impact your home! #FloodSafety

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Know what kind of flooding you can expect in your area. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/map.shtml #FloodSafety

Types of Flooding in Your State

Debris Flows

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Debris flows (sometimes called mud slides) often happen in areas where a lot of rain causes soil to become so saturated it turns into very runny mud and races downhill picking up debris such as fallen branches, tree trunks and rocks as it goes. Debris flows have been known to bury homes under piles of mud and debris. Know the risks of the area you live in so you can prepare your family and home before heavy rains threaten your area. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/hazards.shtml #FloodSafety photo:FEMA

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Debris flows can bury homes under a pile of mud and debris. Learn more http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/hazards.shtml (photo: @fema)

Debris Flows

Burn Scars

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If you live, work or are hiking or vacationing near an area recently affected by a wildfire, keep in mind it will not take much rainfall to cause flooding. Land that was recently burned by a wildfire is called a “burn scar”, and when rain falls over a burn scar, the ground is unable to absorb much of the water which often resulting in flash flooding. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/hazards.shtml #FloodSafety photo:FEMA

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Land burned by wildfire is at risk for flash flooding. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/hazards.shtml #FloodSafety (photo: @fema)

Burn Scars

Hiking or Camping

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Are you planning to camp or hike near a stream or river? Remember that it doesn’t have to rain directly over you for there to be flooding. If you notice even a slight rise in water level, seek higher ground immediately! http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/during.shtml #FloodSafety

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Thunderstorms far away can cause flooding downstream. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/during.shtml #FloodSafety

Hiking or Camping

Create a Communications Plan

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Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. To find out how, visit http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan #FloodSafety Photo: FEMA

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How will you stay in touch during a disaster? Make a plan! http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan #FloodSafety (photo @fema)

Create a Communications Plan

Flood Safety Information for Workers - OSHA

Planning ahead before flooding occurs helps prevent worker injuries and illnesses. Prepare now: http://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/flood/index.html #OSHA #FloodSafety

Is your workplace in a floodplain? Prepare for flooding. http://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/flood/index.html #FloodSafety

Flood Safety Information for Workers - OSHA

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