What to do After a Flood

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Its Flood season in Southeastern Idaho, so here is a few tips for you to do after the flood has happened to better prepare you and your family for when a flood happens.

Tip 1: Remain away from evacuated area until public health officials and building inspectors have given approval.

Tip 2: Check for structural damage before entering.

Tip 3: Make sure electricity is off, watch for electrical wires.

Tip 4: Do not use open flam as a light source because of the possibility of escaping gas. Use flashlights, and beware of dangerous sparks. Do not use food contaminated by floodwater.

Tip 5: Test drinking water for suitability with test kits.

Tip 6: Avoid walking in floodwater, and do not let your children play in the floodwater.