What to do After the Flood
After the Flood
Your home has been flooded. Although floodwaters may be down in some areas, many dangers still exist. Here are some things to remembering the days ahead:Use local alerts and warning systems to get information and expert informed advice as soon as available.Avoid moving water.Stay away from damaged areas unless police, fire, or relief organization has specifically requested your assistance.Emergency workers will be assisting people in flooded areas. You can help them by staying off the roads and out of the way.Play it safe. Additional flooding or flash floods can occur. Listen for local warning and information. If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, get out immediately and climb to higher ground.Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.If you must walk or dive in areas that have been flooded-stay on firm ground.Stay out of ay building if it is surrounded by floodwaters.Use extreme caution when entering buildings; there may be hidden damage, particularly in foundations.