How to Navigate the Aftermath of a Storm in Cochranton, PA
A storm just swept through, you open your front door, and the streets are flooded. What now? First things first, do not go out into the flooded streets. The water is contaminated and not safe to step foot in. It is best to stay safely in your home if possible and wait for the authorities to guide you next.
How to Stay Safe After a Flood
The CDC provides the following information to help keep you safe after a flood:
- Always follow warnings about flooded roads.
- Do not drive in flooded areas—cars or other vehicles will not protect you from floodwaters. They can be swept away or may stall in moving water.
- If you must be in or near floodwater, wear a life jacket—especially if the water is rising.
- Wash your hands with soap and water if you have been in floodwater. If you do not have soap or water, use alcohol-based wipes or sanitizer.
- Floodwater can contain many things that may harm health, including germs, dangerous chemicals, human and livestock waste, wild or stray animals, downed power lines, and other contaminants that can make you sick.
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