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Be ready! Floods
  • Published Date:
    4/15/15
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 319.31 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
  • Document Type:
  • 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.

    During:

    • 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.

    After:

    • 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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