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Safety when your house is flooded.
Remember that during flooding, bacteria become diluted and the risk of infection is likely to be low - however, precautions should be taken.
Need for Protecting yourself and others cannot be over emphasized, the following precautions needs to be followed: 1. Wherever possible, try to avoid coming into direct contact with floodwater, especially if it is obviously contaminated with sewage as this is usually the case in Nigeria. People actually use this opportunity to discharge their sewage. 2. Personal protective equipments: If you have to go into the water, wear appropriate protective clothing especially waterproof gloves and rubber boots and remember to be careful of hidden dangers. 3. Personal hygiene-Wash your hands - this is the most important way to get rid of harmful bugs:
a. Use clean, warm water, if available, with soap.
b. Wash and dry your hands: after going to the toilet, before eating or preparing food, after being in contact with flood water, sewage or with items that have been in the water, Use cold water if there is no warm water, Use wipes or alcohol gel if there is no water. 4. Keep any open cuts or sores clean and prevent them from being exposed to floodwater - wear waterproof plasters. 5. Food that has been touched or covered by floodwater or sewage should not be eaten. 6. Do not eat any produce grown in a garden that has been flooded unless the produce has been washed and cooked, even dangerous to have home grown vegetables salad.
Stay indoor on strong elevated parts of your building except your safety is threatened indoors and it's safer to go out.
If in extreme situation, call emergency services on 112 or 767 for help.
Have a safe Sunday
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