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Posted on: May 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Safety Tips for Residents

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May 20, 2018

Safety Tips for Residents

The Town has been experiencing severe rainfall over the past few days. In light of this, residents are strongly encouraged not to go outside or wade in standing flood water. The water may contain contaminants such as sewage and chemicals. Children and pets are strongly discouraged from going outside or playing in flood waters. Following a heavy storm, sharp debris could be hidden in the water and cause injury. Standing water also may contain harmful bacteria that could cause infection. If downed power lines are hidden under standing water, there is the risk of electrocution.

We encourage residents to consider the following actions to minimize loss to your home and to ensure your family’s safety:

  • If instructed, turn off all utilities at the main power switch and the main gas valve.
  • If told to evacuate your home by emergency personnel, do so immediately.
  • If waters start to rise inside your house, retreat to the highest floor, attic, and, if necessary, the roof.
  • If you have come in contact with floodwaters, wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Avoid walking through floodwater; as little as six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet.
  • Do not drive through a flooded area. If you come upon a flooded road, take another route.
  • Stay away from downed power lines or electrical wires.
  • Look out for animals.

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