After a Flood

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After an Emergency

Are you Ready?

A natural disaster can strike at any time, without warning. Learn how to make an emergency kit and plan, and protect yourself, your family, and your property.

If your home has been damaged by a flood, it’s important to restore it as soon as you can, to prevent further damage to both the house and your possessions, and to minimize the risk of health-related issues.

Quick tips for flood restoration
Before re-entering your home

Do not return home until you have been given permission by local authorities. If the main power switch was not turned off before the flooding, do not re-enter your home until a qualified electrician tells you it’s safe to do so.

Cleaning up

Flood water may be contaminated with sewage or other pollutants, so it’s important to maintain good hygiene while you clean.

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