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A flood can suddenly occur in your area even though it has not rained for a long time. It can cause a lot of property damage, not to mention the negative effects it can do to you and your family.
If flooding is forecasted and you have not done the necessary preparations, recovering from the aftermath can be taxing and expensive. The good news is, there are steps to take to help you prepare for it and make everyone in the household safe and secure.
To be able to survive the effect of flood, make sure to:
During A Flood Warning
Gather all your emergency supplies, including the immunization records of your family. It is better if you can remember the date of the last tetanus shot. Store all records in a waterproof plastic container.
Prepare a supply of food and water enough for at least 3 days. This should be enough for the entire family, including your pets. Also, you should have a radio or television handy so you can be updated for any news regarding the flood.
For your outdoor possessions such as grills, lawnmowers, trash cans, and other furniture items, you can tie them or bring them inside. In case you need to evacuate, close your gas valve and turn off the main power switch.
When You Return Home
If your house has suffered from a flood, you must observe safe cleaning methods. Remove the insulation and drywall that was damaged with sewage or floodwater. For those things that are beyond washing or cleaning such as carpet padding, stuffed toys, pillows, and mattresses, it is better to throw them out.
If It Is Too Late To Leave The House
Get your family to a higher part of your home, but turn off your gas supplies and electricity. Also, move your outdoor furniture and vehicles to higher locations. Moreover, ensure the well-being of your pets. Check the news for warnings, updates, and advice.
Getting educated and being prepared for flood waters could save everyone in your household in case of a calamity. Review your insurance for flood coverage.
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