Returning to a Flood Zone

Flood warning sign.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 weight of a vehicle. Report any sparking wires to the power company. If your home is still surrounded by water, do not enter. Be careful entering any buildings that might appear to be safe because their structure could have been weakened by the flood waters.

If you find an injured or unconscious person, do not move them unless it is absolutely necessary to remove them from danger. If it is necessary to move the person, the first step is always to make sure the back and the neck are stabilized while the person is being moved. Call for medical aid immediately.