Electrical Safety Awareness in a Flood
While it’s great spring has finally arrived, are you prepared for a possible flood the spring showers may bring? The folks over at the American Preppers Network, have a great article on electrical safety awareness during a flood. Here’s a snippet but do read the entire article for some great tips.
“Even after a professional has completely disconnected a building from the electric grid, a person should never attempt to enter a building unaccompanied, until the building has been declared safe for reentry. When entering a building that still has standing water, it will be necessary to be properly prepared and equipped.
The person should have on chest-high waders, and they should carry a flashlight that can be clipped to the waders or the hat, eliminating the need for the individual to carry it in their hands. The most important thing is to have someone present in case the person finds themselves in a situation in which they need some assistance.
When a building has been flooded, and the electrical current disconnected, it will be dark, with visibility being at a minimum. It is also likely to be very slippery and difficult to navigate, increasing the risk of injury. When a room is submersed under water, it is impossible to know what is on the floor, or to detect any types of holes or pits in the floor. It is better to proceed with extreme caution than to rush in. The damage has already been done, so rushing in will not change anything, other than increasing the risk of injury or death.”
Now might also be a good time to read my article on the 4 Must Have Survival Backups. Disaster situations can be very stressful and planning ahead can quickly get you back to living as close to normal as possible in these situations.
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