My name is Floody the Frog. I live in wetlands and other areas that can flood. I want to help you stay safe when nature gives us too much rain. When that happens, water can flood your street or even get inside your home.
Do you know what to do during a flood? (Hint: click on my lily pads near the top of the page to help you answer my questions.)
You can make a plan so everyone in your family knows what to do and where to go to stay safe during a storm.
You can make a kit with disaster supplies like a battery-operated radio so you can listen for news and warnings.
Probably not as high as you think! Fast-moving flood water can knock down a grown-up when it's just six inches high -- that's probably not even up to your knee.
Two feet of water can carry away a car.
Remember never to walk or swim in floodwaters. And if someone is driving or biking through high water, tell them "Turn around, don't drown!"
Animals like snakes, ants and alligators may be swimming in the water.
Chemicals and yucky poop might get flushed into the floodwaters and make you sick.
You could get shocked or electrocuted if power lines fall in the water.
A lot of gross germs and chemicals can get into flood water and make you very sick. Throw away any food that falls in.
Don't swim in or play around flood water. Dangerous animals, power lines, chemicals and sewage could hurt you or make you sick.
If you see flood water, move away and go to higher ground. Tell your friends, siblings and others to do the same.