Tips to prepare for potential flooding

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Multiple weather threats face Western New York residents over the next week.  There’s wind and flood advisories or warnings which News 4’s meteorologists are tracking.

They recommend the following to stay safe during the second half of WNY’s historic November storm event.

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For the flood: 

Stay out of flooded basements

Have utilities turned off like electricity and gas

Have a professional check things like furnaces and water heaters

If there is a gas odor, call 911

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For the wind:

Keep flashlights and batteries handy

Use generators in open areas

Stay away from live wires

Charge cell phones in advance

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