If water is of questionable purity, boil drinking water for 10 minutes.
- Restrict children from playing in flooded areas.
- Keep windows and doors open for ventilation
- Pump out flooded basements gradually (removing about 1/3 of the water volume each day) to avoid structural damage.
- Keep the power off until an electrician has inspected the system for safety. All electrical equipment should be checked and dried before being returned to service.
- Clean and disinfect everything that got wet.
When making repairs, protect your property from future flood damage.
- Follow local building codes.
- Use flood-resistant materials and techniques
- Elevate electrical components above the potential flood height.
- Elevate utilities (washer, dryer, furnace, and water heater) above the level of anticipated flooding.
- Consider elevation of the entire structure.
- Install a backflow valve in the sewer system.
DOMESTIC & INDUSTRIAL FIRES
These fires occur in our homes, offices, work places, schools and factories. They can occur any time of the year, day and minute of the hour. Therefore, constantly be alert to prevent and fight fires anytime and anywhere.
Naked Lights and Fires
Candles, lanterns (‘bobo’ or ‘osono’) burning charcoal and wood, lighted matches, lighters and cigarettes.
Gas, petrol, spirit, lacquers, thinners and highly
pressurised sprays explode and cause fire when they got into contact with naked flame/ fire, very hot or glowing objects at very high temperatures.
Electrical fires Caused by faulty electrical installations / wiring connection, roof faulty wires, sockets, poor or sub-standard electric and electronic gadgets equipment/appliances, exposed “live” electric wires due to over-use, scratches and grawing by rodents.
Over- loading of sockets with too many appliances which uses more power than the sockets can supply.