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After the storm

1 year ago May 30, 2014 May 30, 2014 Friday, May 30 2014 Friday, May 30, 2014 9:15:50 AM CDT in Weather
By: Meteorologist Josh Eachus

Once a storm has passed, continue to monitor WBRZ and NOAA weather radio for forecasts and hazard bulletins.

Wait until an area has been declared safe before relocating. Watch for closed roads as they may be flooded. Never drive your car into an unknown depth of water. Just 6 inches of fast moving water can knock down a healthy adult. Avoid walking through water as it may be electrically charged from downed power lines. Do not use generator indoors, the exhaust could cause you to pass out. Do not use roads or bridges that may have been weakened by the storm.

If returning home or to a storm battered area, use a flashlight if it is dark. Do not use candles and other open flames indoors in case flammable gas has leaked. Wear proper shoes to prevent cutting your feet on sharp debris that be may hidden beneath flood water or rubble. Do not drink or prepare food with water until it is cleared by officials.

For more guidance on creating a plan before, during and after the storm visit the preparedness guide developed by FEMA, NOAA and the American Red Cross.

You can view our one-hour special, "Weathering the Storm" on Sunday, May 31 from 6-7pm on WBRZ News 2.

All through the season, check in with the WBRZ Weather Team on News 2, wbrz.com/weather and please keep up with us on social media for the very latest:

Facebook: WBRZ Weather
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