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Flood Safety Tips

By this time you should all be aware Hurricane Sandy is on her way!!! Hopefully we wont have a repeat of September 2011, but if we do, here are some safety tips on how to keep you and your family safe during times of flooding.

Before a Flood

  • Avoid building in a floodplain.
  • Construct barriers (levees, beams, floodwalls) to stop floodwater from entering your home.
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage.
  • If a flood is likely in your area, ...
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Safety Tips for the Week- Dog Safety

  1. Don’t look a stray dog in the eyes; it attracts them to your face.
  2. If a stray dog approaches you, stand still, arms straight by your side with fingers enclosed (friendly fist)
  3. Once a stray dog has sniffed you and seems friendly, pet it gently and walk away slowly.
  4. Ask permission before petting someone else’s dog.  Let the dog sniff you first before petting.
  5. If a stray dog knocks you down, curl up in a ball and protect you face and neck.
  6. NEVER try to ...
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