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Be ready! Floods

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    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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