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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?

Businesses: Prepare for Floods

Even if your business is not in a flood zone, it could still be flooded.  And business owners are liable for any contamination and clean-up caused by their hazardous products or wastes. Where to start?  Reduce the number of chemical products you store and safely dispose of your unwanted hazardous products and wastes.  If your business is in King County, these free services can help with that:

  • Call to schedule a free on-site visit to help you evaluate your business process and the wastes you generate.  206-263-8899 or toll free at 1-800-325-6165, ext. 3-8899
  • Find out if you qualify to dispose of wastes through the Local Hazardous Waste facilities and the Wastemobile
  • Not sure if a product or waste you have is hazardous? Call our Business Waste line at 206-296-3976.
  • Receive 50% or up to $500 of costs to manage, dispose, reduce or recycle hazardous wastes.

More safety tips for Businesses are at our website.  If you have friends who don’t have access to the web and could benefit from printed information, download this flyer for them.