Health Tip: Prepare Your Home for a Flood

By on October 26, 2016

Before flood waters threaten your home and family, take precautions to help keep them both safer.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:

  • In advance, gather emergency supplies.
  • Tune to a local TV or radio station to stay informed.
  • Keep all immunization records (especially most recent tetanus shot) in a waterproof container.
  • Sanitize sinks and bathtubs, then fill each to ensure a clean water supply. You can also fill gallon jugs and plastic bottles.
  • Make sure all outdoor furniture is properly secured or brought inside.
  • If you must evacuate your home, first shut off the main power switch and the main gas valve.

Source: HealthDay

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