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After flooding

Starting out




Seeing the devastation a flood can cause to your property can be difficult for the whole family. Make sure that everyone gets plenty of support, rest and proper food. The clean up operation may seem like a daunting task, but just take things one step at a time.

  • Make sure that the gas, electricity and any fuel taps are turned off.
  • Temporary electricity can be hired, but ensure there is adequate ventilation as generators can produce carbon monoxide. Let the engine cool before re-fuelling.
  • Make sure any appliances that use gas are disconnected.
  • Make temporary repairs to the roof if it has been damaged. Tarpaulin makes a good temporary covering.



Flooding facts

 
One-third of flooded roads and bridges are so damaged by water that any vehicle trying to cross stands only a 50% chance of making it to the other side.