If you have been flooded, remember that accidents happen in fast flowing floodwater so avoid walking or driving in or near floodwater. Take care if you must go into flood water as there could be hidden dangers like sharp objects, raised manhole covers and pollution. Also wash your hands regularly and do not eat food that has touched flood water.
When cleaning up after a flood, ensure good ventilation if using portable indoor appliances to dry out rooms. The exhaust fumes from such generators can contain carbon monoxide which can kill in a confined space such as a home. Never use outdoor generators indoors even in the event of a power cut. Also, remember not to turn on gas or electrics until they have been checked by a qualified technician, and check with your local water company if you notice a change in your water.