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Make Sure Food Is Safe
Frozen or refrigerated foods warmed above 40 degrees for more than two hours may not be safe to eat. Discard most food that has contacted floodwater.
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Foods in the Refrigerator or Freezer
If floodwaters enter your freezer or refrigerator, dispose of all food except those sealed in metal airtight cans.
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When Food Has Thawed
You may refreeze some foods safely if they still contain ice crystals or if they have been kept at 40 degrees F or below. If the temperature has been above 40 F for more than 2 hours, throw food away.
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Stay Healthy
Wash hands with soap and water often.
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Remove Hardwood Floor Boards to Prevent Buckling
Remove a board every few feet to reduce buckling caused by swelling.
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Use Generators Safely
Use gas-powered generators outdoors only.
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Safety
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Use Chainsaws Safely
Sharpen the teeth, check the chain tension and lubricate the chainsaw before cutting downed or damaged trees and debris.
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Use Electricity Safely In Wet Areas
Raise cords off damp floors.
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Dress Appropriately
Wear heavy, long pants;long-sleeved shirts; heavy gloves; and durable boots.
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