Rexburg and the surrounding area have experienced flood emergencies as recent as 2014. In the case of a flood, the best steps are to:
1. Move immediately to higher ground if you are in a low-lying area.
2. Follow directions from campus and local authorities.
3. Prepare to render volunteer aid to evacuees coming to the university seeking higher ground (this will be many of the citizens of Rexburg).
Also be aware that floodwaters have the potential to carry contaminants such as sewage. If you have any open wounds or are at risk of being infected, stay out of floodwaters as much as possible. Infections caused from floodwaters can be extremely dangerous.