Safety tips for flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

ORLANDO, Fla. — One of the biggest impacts left in Hurricane Ian’s wake is the amount of flooding in Central Florida.


The National Weather Service has the following tips for how you can stay safe when flooding is nearby:

1. Stay informed

Government officials may ask residents to boil water if there is a flood. Make sure that the water is safe to drink.

2. Avoid floodwaters

Do not swim in floodwaters. There could be toxic chemicals in the water or a sharp object could injure you.

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3. Avoid disaster areas

Give emergency crews the space they need to do their jobs.

4. Make sure to pay attention to road closure and cautionary signs.

WATCH: Drone video shows extensive flooding around large hospital in Kissimmee

5. Wait for the all-clear

Do not enter a flood-damaged home until authorities give you the all-clear.

6. Stay in contact with your family and friends.

Photos: Hurricane Ian floods parts of Central Florida

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