Flood safety tips

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With many people throughout the Houston area seeing flooding in their homes, here are some safety tips.from the American Red Cross and Ready.GOV

  • Boil tap water until water sources have been declared safe.
  • Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage or contain dangerous insects or animals.
  • Continue listening to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates.
  • Don’t use gas or electrical appliances that have been flooded.
  • Bring in outdoor furniture and move important indoor items to the highest possible floor. This will help protect them from flood damage.
  • Disconnect electrical appliances and do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water. You could be electrocuted.
  • If instructed, turn off your gas and electricity at the main switch or valve. This helps prevent fires and explosions.
  • Dispose of any food that comes into contact with flood water .
  • If you must evacuate to an attic, bring an ax or other way to get out of your home and on to your roof.

 

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