On my way home last night, I saw so many people in the water playing or walking. My first thoughts were, “what if something is in that water that could hurt them?” Turns out, I wasn’t off base with that thought at all. Here are some tips provided by WXYZ.com:
If your neighborhood street looks more like a river, there are some important things to keep in mind as the flood waters recede. Some mistakes people make:
- Some will let their kids play or swim in the floodwater.
The Oakland County Health Department issued an alert early Tuesday morning warning families not to expose children to floodwaters. It could contain hazardous waste or raw sewerage. Water could also be deeper than it appears, posing a drowning risk for young children.
- Some will forget to have their private well tested for water safety.
The Oakland County Health Department encourages anyone in a flooded area to have their private well tested before drinking, cooking or bathing in well water.
- Some will forget to turn off gas and electricity in flooded homes.
Appliances can be damaged by water. Gases can build up, so be sure to open windows to allow for proper ventilation.
For more tips and other flooding safety and repair tips click here~~~> WXYZ.com
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