But there are hazards in the water and inside flooded homes some people may not be aware about, including sewage flowing around neighborhoods.
Here are a few things you should think about when returning to a flooded home:
- Keep children and pets out of affected areas until cleanup is complete.
- Wear rubber boots, gloves, and goggles while cleaning.
- Throw away anything that cannot be properly cleaned.
We have more important and potentially life-saving tips for protecting you and your family in the video above.
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