American Red Cross
As we continue to deal with flood waters in Madison County, we thought that it would be a good time to talk about what residents should consider before going back to their homes. Returning to your home after a flood can be overwhelming and it is important to remember that your personal safety is your first priority!
When it is safe for you to go back home, you should walk around the house first and note any downed or damaged powerlines, broken water lines, and smell for gas leaks. Notify your utility company immediately if you notice problems. Flood water may contain raw sewage and other contaminants, so you should wear protective gloves, boots, geadgear, goggles, etc. Contact your county health department about testing your water to be sure it’s safe to drink.
When entering your home you should:
For more information about floods and other disaster related information, visit our website at www.tallyredcross.org