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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Know Your Flood Risks

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Margate residents need to know their flood risks, especially during Hurricane Season. Taking action now may give you and your family the power to protect yourselves and your property. Follow these simple safety actions to prepare for floods and hurricanes: 

  • Make a family emergency communication plan and include pets.
  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
  • Check on your neighbors to make sure they’re okay.
  • Know what to do before, during, and after a flood.
  • Flood insurance usually takes 30 days to take effect, so purchase now to protect your family!
  • Listen to local officials by radio, TV, or social media.
  • Evacuate when advised by authorities or if you are in a flood-prone area.
  • If you are on high ground above flooded areas, being prepared to stay where you are may be the best protection.
  • Never drive or walk through flooded streets; Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Do not go through floodwaters.
  • Go to the City’s website at MargateFL.com and click on “Resident,” then “Flood & Hurricane Information” for more flood safety information. 

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