Category Archives: Floods

El Nino winters can bring floods – take steps to prepare your home and business

Woman in flooded busienss_pomeroyohiobusiness2005CroppedCan you imagine standing in your home or business and seeing even a few inches of water? Is there anything you could do ahead of time to make this scene a little less devastating?

You might want to try some of this advice that is useful for both homes and businesses.

Have you ever been in flood?  Had you tried to prepare?  Were any of your efforts useful?

Flood season is coming – seven tips to help you get ready.

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Flood season is coming – Follow these tips to get ready —

Tip #1 :- Safely dispose of unwanted household hazardous products. It’s considered hazardous if it has CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER or POISON on the label (look in the lower left part of the container). Disposal locations here.

Tip # 2 – Computers and TVs often contain hazardous parts. Prevent these from getting into flood waters. If you have any you’re not using, recycle them at one of these locations.

Tip # 3 – Keep your medicines out of the flood waters. Store them in an upper shelf if possible. Safely dispose of any unwanted medicines before flood season. Locations here.

Tip # 4 – Reduce the amount of hazardous products you have on hand. Replace them with the safest products you can find.

Tip # 5 – If safe to do so, store hazardous products on an upper shelf or in a second story area.

Tip # 6 – Keep your household products in their original containers, and make sure they’re tightly closed.

Tip # 7 Sign up for flood warnings.