FLOOD SAFETY TIPS || Disaster Risk Reduction by NADMO
- Move to identifiable safe havens or high grounds when you notice your home, office or school is getting flooded.
- Turn off all electrical appliances and gas connections before evacuating your house, office or school etc.
- Assist children, persons with disabilities, elderly people, and pregnant women who may need help to reach safe-havens. If possible, ensure that any assisting device used by a person with a disability is not left behind during an evacuation.
- Avoid walking or driving through flood waters as snakes and other poisonous insects may be present or you may fall into a pit or an uncovered drain.
- Only return to your home, workplace or school, etc. after it is safe to do so.
- Do a thorough clean-up before settling in when you return to your home workplace or school.
- Ensure there are no faults or all electrical sockets are completely dry before turning on a switch, Gas, etc. If you suspect a fault, quickly contact a competent person to fix it before turning it on.
- Don’t drink floodwater or consume food that has come into contact with floodwater.
- Don’t enter residual floodwaters as snakes and poisonous insects may be present or you may fall into a pit or an uncovered drain.
- Be mindful that some household members and neighbors may be traumatized by the flood and may need support and time to heal.
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