Electricity Safety During a Flood

Notice: Please see the information at Safe Electricity for safety measures to keep in mind during a flood. www.safeelectricity.org is a program of the Energy Education Council. The EEC is…

Clearing Up Flood Damage

Before you enter your home after a flood, walk around and check for structural damage, loose electrical wires and the smell and hissing sound of gas leaks. Call the authorities…

Returning to a flood zone

When allowed to return home, be careful. Even standing water can be dangerous, contaminated with sewage or electrified by downed wires. Roads may be weakened and might collapse under the…

Evacuation

In the event that you may be informed you must leave your home, utmost care should be taken in getting away from the danger area. A bit of planning will…

Once you’ve made all your preparations for a flood, then the next step is to know when one is about to arrive. Listen to weather reports on TV or the…

Dealing with pets

Pets should also have a disaster kit packed just for them. Medical supplies, food, water and food bowls, bedding and toys should be included, as well as additional fresh water.…