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Do’s and Don’ts: What to do before a flood

Bhubaneswar, June 4, 2018: In view of the ensuing monsoon season, it is essential for every one residing in flood prone area to be better prepared to deal with any unexpected situation arising out of the floods. 

It is observed that during rainy season urban flooding also takes the form of a disaster. Preparedness and mitigation measures are needed before the urban flooding as well, in pre-monsoon time in order to avoid any unwarranted situation.

Do’s and Don’ts
  •      To prepare for a flood, you should
  •      Avoid building in flood prone areas unless you elevate and reinforce your home.
  •      Elevate the furnace, water heater, and electric panel if susceptible to flooding.
  •      Install “Check Valves” in sewer traps to prevent floodwater from backing up into the drains of your home.
  •      Contact community officials to find out if they are planning to construct barriers (levees, beams and floodwalls) to stop floodwater from entering the homes in your area.
  •      Seal the walls in your basement with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage.

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