Emergency Board up >> Thunderstorm Damage

The forces of mother nature, the wind, water, earthquake and even the extremes of temperature  could leave behind debris scattered places, contaminated water, spoiled food, displaced wildlife and overall conditions which, if not treated properly, might lead to major health problems. In this article you'll find useful Thunderstorm Damage information to assist you to avoid and hopefully recover from some of the dangers created by wind and water.

  1. Remember that you must take care of yourself and your family first, then you might be able to deal with the Thunderstorm Damage things you might have lost to the disaster. Keep your radio on so you could hear the latest bulletins and other announcements. Always avoid riding, driving or walking through a flooded area. Flooded roads are sometimes weakened, ditches are hard to differentiate from roads and bridges‚  that might be washed out. Never drive around a police barricade and always walk or drive cautiously. Debris-filled streets are very dangerous. In flooded places, washouts might have weakened the roads and bridges, and they might collapse under the weight of your vehicle.
  2. Never touch any building, car or other structure that has a fallen electrical line touching it. Call a professional electrician or power company representative to remove the fallen line. Never use flames or sparking devices until you are positive there is no natural gas that is leaking in your area. Be very careful around Thunderstorm Damage water damaged buildings and trees. These might fall over if they are damaged to severely. Make sure to wear protective clothing, sturdy shoes and gloves and always assume that your water supplies are contaminated. Think about all foods that have been in contact with floodwater to be contaminated.
  3. You must be aware that snakes, rodents and other animals might have taken refuge in Thunderstorm Damage debris or even in your home. Use a poking stick to declare your approach and allow any wild animals to flee. If you do happen to be bitten by a poisonous snake, don't try to heal the bite yourself. Go to the nearest medical facility for treatment as soon as possible. Make a mental note of the appearance of the snake that bit you for identification and medical purposes. Keep your small children, any pregnant women and people with other health problems away from the flooded areas until the Thunderstorm Damage cleanup is complete.
  4. If young children are in the vicinity, make sure they are safe and being cared for at all times. Never leave young children alone or let them to play in water damaged buildings or places scattered with debris. Learn to identify and deal with pressure. If you get a abrasion, cut or brush burn from flood debris and have not had a tetanus shot in the last few years, check with your doctor immediately. Thunderstorm Damage can be dangerous. It often has sharp or rough edges, it might cause someone to falls, it might contain hazardous material such as asbestos, lead or fiberglass; and it might have been contaminated with toxic chemicals or dangerous germs by the flood or storm.

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