What to Do If Your Appliances Are Wet After a Disaster
If your home was flooded, look for signs that your appliances have gotten wet. Throw away wet or flooded appliances to protect from shock and fire. Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.
Date Released: 7/30/2008. Series Name: CDC Emergency Preparedness and You.
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This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Home fires are a threat after a natural disaster. Fire trucks may have trouble getting to your home. If your home was flooded, look for signs that your appliances have gotten wet and throw them away to protect from shock or fire. Have a professional evaluate your home and replace all gas control valves, circuit breakers, and fuses that have gotten wet during a flood. To learn more, call CDC at 800-CDC-INFO.
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