Be ready! Floods
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
Description:Recognize Flood Risk:
• Identify flood-prone or landslide-prone areas near you.
• Know your community’s warning signals, evacuation routes, and emergency shelter locations.
• Know flood evacuation routes near you.
• Unplug appliances to prevent electrical shock when power comes back on.
• Gather emergency supplies and follow local radio or TV updates.
• Do NOT drive or walk across flooded roads. Cars and people can be swept away.
• Tie down or bring outdoor items inside.
• When power lines are down, water is in your home, or before you evacuate, TURN OFF gas, power, and water.
• Throw away items that cannot be disinfected, like wall coverings, cloth, rugs, and drywall.
• Use fans, air conditioning units, and dehumidifiers for drying.
• For cleanup, wear rubber boots and plastic gloves.
• Clean walls, hard floors, and other surfaces with soap and water. Use a mixture of 1 cup bleach and 5 gallons water to disinfect.
• Caution! Flood water may contain trash.
Practice Safe Hygiene:
• Wash hands with soap and water to help prevent germs.
• Listen for information from your local officials on how to safely use water to drink, cook, or clean.
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