Everyone here at Buckeye Superstore wants our neighbors and community to be prepared in the event of an emergency, especially in the event of flooding in Richland County.

In our great state of Ohio, flooding is the number one hazard that affects our lives and communities.  Someone from the outside looking in might mistakenly assume that tornadoes are the biggest threat, but that is not the case, especially here in Shelby.  In our city, the Mohican River flows through the center (which includes our downtown area and several residential suburbs), so flooding in Shelby is an emergency that we must always be prepared for.  Our Five Star team here at Buckeye Superstore Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT wants to make sure you and your family have a plan in place and know what to do in the event of a flooding emergency, so here are some friendly reminders from your friends at your neighborhood car dealership in Richland County:


Be Prepared for Flooding Emergency in Richland County

  • First off, if the area is under a flood warning, then find safe shelter right away. Remember not to walk, swim, or attempt to drive through flooded areas. Turn around, don’t drown!
  • Did you know that just 12 inches of moving water on the road can sweep your car away? To know and understand the types of flood risks in your area, visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center.
  • Make sure to have supplies ready in the event you have to evacuate or leave immediately. Keep a list of items you will have to grab quickly that you won’t be able to keep packed and ready, such as medications and the needs of pets.  It’s also a good idea to keep extra batteries, phone chargers, and other critical devices in your emergency evacuation supplies.
  • For more information about how to be prepared before, during, and after a flooding emergency, download and print FEMA’s Flood Information Sheet.


Besides these flooding preparedness facts, we here at Buckeye Superstore can offer a wealth of knowledge on our incredible inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles in Shelby.  If you have any questions about how we can help you get into the right vehicle for you and your family’s needs, don’t hesitate to call us at 888-506-9416 or stop by our car dealership near Ashland, Ohio.  Or, you can get started now with our quick credit approval. We hope you found these emergency preparedness reminders for flooding helpful, and follow along with us on our blog for other tips and community events in Richland County and surrounding area!