Flood Preparation in Lee County, Alabama: Part Three
This is part three and the final post in our flood preparation series. This series covers how to prepare now, survive during, and stay safe after flooding. If you haven't read part one & part two yet, we highly recommend doing so.
In this blog post, we are covering how to stay safe AFTER a flood impacts your Opelika, Alabama home or business. This information is from Ready.gov resources.
- Listen to authorities for information and instructions.
- Avoid driving, except in emergencies.
- Be aware that snakes and other animals may be in your house. Wear heavy gloves and boots during clean up.
- Avoid wading in floodwater, which can contain dangerous debris and be contaminated. Underground
or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water.
- Use a generator or other gasoline- powered machinery ONLY outdoors and away from windows.
- Be aware of the risk of electrocution. Do not touch electrical equipment
if it is wet or if you are standing in water. If it is safe to do so, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock.
We hope this short series has helped you consider how you will plan and react during & after a flooding event happens in Lee County, Alabama. What should we cover in our next series? DM us on social media and let us know what you'd like to learn more about.
SERVPRO of Lee County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-821-4858!