Stay Safe After a Flood in Jamestown, PA
Thunderstorm season is right around the corner, and you know what that means. More floods. It is almost inevitable, when heavy rains come, it must go somewhere. Sometimes the basement of homes flood, sometimes it comes in through the roofs and windows. Other times the exterior of a home floods. Maybe you are unsure of what to do after a flood occurs. Read below to see what you can do in case a flood does occur.
What to Do After a Flood
According to Weather.gov, these are the steps you can take after a flood:
- Stay Informed: Stay tuned to your local news for updated information on road conditions.
- Avoid Flood Waters: Standing water hides many dangers including toxins and chemicals. There may be sharp objects under the water, or the road could have collapsed. If it is likely your home will flood, don't wait for an evacuation order, get out!
- Avoid Disaster Areas: Do not visit disaster areas. Your presence may hamper rescue and other emergency operations.
- Heed Road Closed and Cautionary Signs: Road closure and other cautionary signs are put in place for your safety. Pay attention to them!
- Wait for the All Clear: Do not enter a flood damaged home or building until you're given the All Clear by authorities.
- Contact Your Family and Loved Ones: Let your family and close friends know that you’re okay so they can help spread the word.
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