Floods: tips to remember

By BBC On Tue, 3 Dec, 2019 10:23 | < 1 min read
Kenya-MET has warned that Nairobi, Central Kenya and Coastal counties will experience heavy rainfall beginning Wednesday, October 16, at 6am. [PHOTO | FILE]
About 600 centimetres (two feet) of water can move a car. PHOTO | FILE
  • Fifteen centimetres (six inches) of fast-flowing water can knock over an adult
  • About 600 centimetres (two feet) of water can move a car
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood water
  • Move your family upstairs or to a high place with a means of escape
  • Do not touch sources of electricity when standing in flood water
  • Put plugs in sinks and baths
  • Weigh them down with a sandbag or a heavy object
  • Flood water can contain sewage, chemicals and animal waste
  • Wash your hands thoroughly if you touch it.

Source: UK Environment Agency