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Safety After A Flood



Precautions To Take Before Re-Entering Flood-Hit Homes

Precautions listed by the State government for residents re-entering homes ravaged by the floods.

After A Flood

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

Do's And Don'ts After Chennai Floods

Here is a curated list of do's and don’ts based on verified information available. Spread the word and stay safe.

Health Concerns After Chennai Floods

Here are some tips to prevent water-borne diseases as Chennai reels under the effects of floods.

Protecting Children's Health During And After Natural Disasters

Children’s nervous, immune response, digestive and other bodily systems are still developing and are more easily harmed. Children eat more food, drink more fluids, and breathe more air than adults in proportion to their body size so it is importan...

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. High dollar items can get ruined all at on...

Dealing With Mold Problems After A Flood

Mold is a kind of microscopic fungus. Mold spores 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 of mold.

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 ...

Food Safety In Home After A Flood

After a hurricane and/or flooding, people need to assess all food and food preparation areas and equipment to decide what to keep or throw away. Hurricanes, especially if accompanied by a tidal surge or flooding, can contaminate the public water s...

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, hurricane, or earthquake, but finding clean, safe running water can somet...

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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