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What to do BEFORE A FLOOD
In some parts of Clive it's not a matter of if, but when, there will be flooding. Taking action before a storm event will help keep you and your family safe. The Polk County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is a valuable resource for gaining knowledge about our community's planning and response for floods and other disasters.
KNOW YOUR FLOOD HAZARD - Are you in a Special Flood Hazard Area? Click here to be directed to information that will help you determine if you are at risk for flooding.
FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH EVACUATION ROUTES (generally north to Hickman RD, west to NW 86th ST or south to University AVE) AND EVACUATION PICK UP POINTS (George Lundberg Park, 1450 NW 78th ST or Indian Hills Junior High, 9401 Indian Hills DR)
KNOW HOW TO STAY INFORMED - Local radio and television stations are adept at keeping the public informed, but consider purchasing a NOAA Weather radio since these devices receive information directly from the National Weather Service. They are easy to find in hardware, electronics, or big-box stores, but be sure to stock up on batteries in case you must evacuate or power is lost. Having a hand crank radio may also be beneficial if there is a power outage. Additionally, please consider subscribing to e-notification services which will inform you anytime an emergency happens in your area. Click here to be directed to Code Red.
HOW WILL YOU COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR FAMILY? Do all your family members have mobile phones? For elderly family, consider purchasing an easy-to-use cell phone and help them practice using it BEFORE they need it. Keep important phone numbers in your wallet in case your cell phone is lost or can't be recharged. Develop a plan on where to meet/what to do if cell phones can't be recharged and other communication is completely lost.
PREPARE ITEMS - In an easy-to-carry bag or box, store clothing, personal items, non-perishable food, bottled water, copies of prescriptions, medications, glasses, batteries, legal documents, insurance policies, important phone numbers, irreplaceable items, etc. in case you must leave your home. Always be prepared with a full tank of gas in your vehicle to ensure you will be able to evacuate at a moment's notice.
Don't forget about your pets! Pack for them too and develop a plan on how to retrieve them if you're not at home when a flood is imminent or strikes.