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Port Jervis PD Offers Residents Flood Safety Tips

The Port Jervis PD wants residents to be ready in the event of a flood.
The Port Jervis PD wants residents to be ready in the event of a flood. Photo Credit: File Photo

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. – The Port Jervis Police Department is giving residents tips to stay dry and safe in the event of a flood.

Basic flood safety tips include:

  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Do not drive over bridges that are over fast-moving floodwaters. Floodwaters can scour foundation material from around the footings and make the bridge unstable.
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
  • Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

Click here to learn more about flood readiness .

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