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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.
Stay Healthy
Wash hands with soap and water often.
Use Generators Safely
Use gas-powered generators outdoors only.
Use Chainsaws Safely
Sharpen the teeth, check the chain tension and lubricate the chainsaw before cutting downed or damaged trees and debris.
Use Electricity Safely In Wet Areas
Raise cords off damp floors.
Dress Appropriately
Wear heavy, long pants;long-sleeved shirts; heavy gloves; and durable boots.
Take Care of Yourself and Your Family
Accept support from family, friends and others.

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