Flood Preparedness

Propane Safety

What to do before a flood:

  • Make sure you have an adequate supply of propane in your tank.
  • Make sure your propane tanks are fastened down securely.
  • Make a list of instructions on how to turn off the electricity, propane, and water.  Review propane safety information we provided you with.

After the flood is over:

Use caution when returning to your home:

  • Check for downed trees or power lines that can create safety hazards.  Report any problems immediately.
  • DO NOT enter any buildings on your property unless it is safe to do so.  If it is dark, use flashlights, not candles.
  • NEVER turn on a light switch, use any power source, or inspect your household appliances while standing in water.  This can result in electrocution.

Floods can move, shift, or damage gas lines, tanks, and equipment.

  • Check your propane tank, appliances, chimneys, flue pipes, and vent connectors.  If you see any damage or blockages, call us.
  • If you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment or vehicles have been under water or damaged, or you have turned off your gas supply, DO NOT use until a service technician indicates it is safe.
  • DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE TRY TO MODIFY OR REPAIR VALVES, REGULATORS, OR OTHER APPLIANCE PARTS.
  • If you find a propane tank on your property that is not yours- or if your propane tank is dislodged or missing- call your us or fire department immediately.