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What to do in the event of a flood?

Flooding

Before

  • Prepare an emergency kit for yourself and your family with all the basic items you would need over a 72-hour period.
  • Bring all items that can be moved up from the basement.

During

  • Stay informed of the situation.
  • Follow emergency workers’ directions.
  • Leave your home if water levels become too high or if the authorities ask you to do so.
  • Bring your survival kit, warm clothing, rain gear and identification for all occupants of your home.
  • Listen to the radio for the latest news.
  • Avoid moving vehicles in flooded areas.

After

  • Have electrical system and heating checked by specialists.
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  • Make sure that tap water is safe to drink.
  • Wait at least 10 days before consuming well water.
  • Clean any rooms contaminated by the flood.
  • Throw away all food and medication that have come into contact with contaminated water.

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