Stay out of floodwater. Wash your hands with soap and water if you have been in floodwater. If you don’t have soap or water, use alcohol-based wipes or sanitizer. Floodwater can contain many things that may harm health.
Never use a wet electrical device. CLICK HERE to learn more about electrical safety after a disaster or emergency.
If the power is out, use flashlights instead of candles.
Keep a fire extinguisher handy, and make sure your family knows how to use it.
Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Fuel-burning equipment such as generators, pressure washers, charcoal grills, and camp stoves, create carbon monoxide (CO). CLICK HERE for more information on carbon monoxide poisoning prevention.
Be careful near damaged buildings and stay away from power lines.
Use insect repellent (bugspray) with DEET or picaridin, and wear long sleeves, pants, and socks when you’re outside.
Wash your hands and take care of any wounds or injuries to prevent infection.
Clean up your home safely. CLICK HERE to view the CDC’s safety cleanup tips.
Take care of your emotional health. Keep in touch with family, friends, and others in your community, and call your Conviva Care Center if you have any questions regarding your health. In case of an emergency, always dial 911 for emergency services.