Wellness - Safety/First Aid | 0-18 yrs

Safety After A Flood


As life is yet to come back to normalcy after the devastating rains and floods in Kerala and Coorg, safety is on everyone’s mind. Flood waters bring along many health risks, especially for children.

Now, the government is gearing up to tackle disease outbreaks in many parts of Kerala and Coorg. The recent floods has left a trail of devastation behind. From dead animal carcasses to a drinking water crisis, people returning to the flood zone must tackle all this and more.

This ClipBook deals with the pressing concerns of how to stay safe during and after the floods. From water-borne diseases, electricity safety rules to moulds inside your home, these safety tips will help you cope with the aftermath of floods. Children are most vulnerable to various diseases during such crisis. Ensure that children are safe with tips on how to keep the diseases at bay after the flood.

Flip through the pages of the ClipBook to know about various tips to stay safe after the flood. 


Flood Safety Tips

After the initial damage caused by a flood, the standing flood waters can spread infectious diseases, bring chemical hazards, and cause injuries. Read about various safety tips related to the flood.

After The Flood

When returning to your home after the flood, be aware that flood water may contain sewage. Protect yourself and your family by following these steps.

How To Keep Your Children Safe After A Flood

You’ll be eager to get started cleaning up after a flood, but first make sure your family is safe. Floods and their aftermath create dangerous situations that can put your children at risk. The following checklist is a brief guide to spotting haza...

Cleaning Up After A Flood

When your house floods, the water can wreak havoc on the structure of the house, your personal belongings, and the health of the inside environment. Flood waters contain many contaminants and lots of mud. Read on to know how to clean up after a fl...

Dealing With Mold Problems After A Flood

Mould is a kind of microscopic fungus. Spores of the mould can germinate and grow in a moist or damp environment, on any surface that contains organic matter. A home that’s been flooded can provide ideal conditions for the growth and proliferation...

4 Rules For Electrical Safety After A Flood

Everybody's in a hurry to get things back to normal after a disaster, but when it comes to electrical safety, it pays to step back and carefully evaluate things before moving ahead with any work. If your house has been severely damaged by floodwat...

After A Flood, Are Food And Medicines Safe To Use?

After a flood, be cautious about handling food and medications that were exposed to flood or unsafe municipal water. They may be contaminated with toxins or germs that can cause illnesses, such as hepatitis or gastroenteritis. Do not eat any food ...

Safety Around Flood Damaged Car

The following advice applies to any car that has been caught in flood waters.

Personal Hygiene After A Disaster

Good basic personal hygiene and hand washing are critical to help prevent the spread of illness and disease. Hygiene is especially important in an emergency such as a flood, but finding clean, safe running water can sometimes be difficult. The fol...

The Soap Trick: Staying Healthy After The Floods

Now that the flood waters are receding and the sun is out, it’s time to heave a sigh of relief. It’s also time to protect ourselves from the after-effects: infectious diseases. Doctors say that the single most important thing to focus on is drinki...

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