Some communities are being impacted by significant flash flooding Tuesday evening. These floods are very localized, but can cause substantial damage. If your neighborhood is impacted, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency shared some tips today that certainly apply to those affected on Cape Cod, as well. An excerpt of their release appears below:
RIEMA has compiled the following information for Rhode Island residents affected by the recent flooding. Residents should keep these general tips in mind as they return home or work towards recovery. In general, residents should stay away from hazardous materials, water, and propane tanks. Please follow the following safety measures. • Standing water may be unsanitary water • Do not walk or play in flood waters; Six inches of moving water can make you fall • Raw sewage and septic failure may be apparent, avoid contact if possible • Be cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood danger • Stay away from of debris • If you see or smell anything dangerous, call 911.