Know Your Risk

There are a number of residual risks following a flood that you should be aware of when returning to your home or an area previously affected by flooding.

These may include but not limited to:

  • snakes and spiders that have sought refuge in your property
  • structural damage to your home
  • potential contaminants 
  • water damaged electric circuits
  • gas leaks 
  • slip, trip or fall hazards
  • contaminated food
  • contaminated water supplies
  • contaminated personal items including toothbrushes, crockery etc
  • materials that could be a risk to your health including asbestos
  • mosquitos carrying disease

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