Flood Information


First Things First

Call Your Insurance Agent
Always report the loss to your insurance agent even if you doubt the loss will be covered.
Document What Happened
Document what happened, when it happened and what damage was sustained.
Turn Off Electricity
If you have to step in water to get to your electrical box, call an electrician or your power company to do it.
Turn Off Gas
If the gas meter is outside, turn off the gas by using pliers or a wrench to turn the valve a quarter turn so the valve is perpendicular to the pipe.
Make Sure Water Is Safe
Listen for announcements about the local water supply. City water users will be notified if their water supply is contaminated.
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.
Get Organized For Cleanup
Set priorities. Remove mud, clean and disinfect.

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