Storm Aftermath and Flood Warning (Photos)
June 13 @ 6:00 p.m.
After the severe storm passed through, the National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for Montgomery County.
Alert Montgomery is recommending the following precautions:
o Stay off roads to allow emergency crews to clear roads and provide emergency assistance.
o Help injured or trapped persons. Do not attempt to move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger of death or further injury.
o Use the telephone only for emergencies.
o Use care around downed power lines. Assume a downed wire is a live wire.
o Watch out for overhead hazards such as broken tree limbs, wires and other debris.
o Avoid walking into flood waters. The water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewerage, contain downed power lines or animals.
o Look for hazards such as broken/leaking gas lines, damaged sewage systems, flooded electrical circuits, submerged appliances and structural damage. Leave the area if you smell gas or chemical fumes.
o Clean everything that gets wet. For food, medicines and cosmetics; when in doubt, throw it out.
o Make sure backup generators are well ventilated. Never use grills, generators or camping stoves indoors.