What do you do in the event of a flood?

Según la Secretaría General de Gestión de Riesgos, las provincias donde existe mayor riesgo de inundación son Manabí, Guayas, El Oro, Los Ríos, Esmeraldas, Sucumbíos, Bolívar y Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas. Pregunta ❓ a tus vecinos si en la zona donde te encuentras suelen existir inundaciones. Abajo te indicamos cómo puedes prepararte ante una inundación.


  • Fill containers with clean water ?, in case tap water becomes contaminated.
  • Move valuables to a high place ☝ ?, where water cannot reach them.
  • Identify an ↪️ evacuation route, and other alternative routes.
  • Keep the ?emergency kit at hand.
  • Keep food ?, water ?and clothes in a good safe place??.
  • Place ?important documents in a plastic bag so they won’t be destroyed by water.
  • Keep a flashlight ?at hand and make sure it has batteries ?.
  • Keep a radio ?to be informed about the emergency and possible instructions.
  • Turn off electricity ?, water ?and gas ⛽ and evacuate if needed or if authorities ask people to do so.


  • If needed, ✅ or if authorities ask people to do so, evacuate as soon as possible.
  • Keep an eye on the directions given by radio ?or television ?.
  • ⛔ Do not go near cables or light poles.
  • Find a safe place ✅ like a school or church.
  • ✅ If you need to change places, just take what you need.
  • ⛔ Do not walk near the water since the level can rise quickly.
  • ⛔ Don’t try to cross riverbeds, water carries many things like logs or objects that can hit you hard.


  • ⛔ Don’t go back home until the authorities say you can do so.
  • ⛔ Don’t go near buildings, they may collapse.
  • ? Clean dangerous substances such as medicines or gasoline.
  • ⛔ Do not touch or step on fallen power cables.
  • ⛔ Do not eat food that has been touched by flood water.
  • ⛔ Do not mobilize the wounded, it is better to ask specialized people to provide this kind of help.
  • ? Listen to the radio or watch TV for getting information about the emergency and possible instructions