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Emergency Flood Response

waterthreeWhat is an Emergency Response Plan
Union Restoration recommends that, at a minimum, an emergency response plan involve:
•    Identify vital records and create a backup for storage in a safe place.
•    Train employees on what to do in the event of a disaster.
•    Compile and make employees aware of a list of emergency telephone Renumbers.
•    Inventory and repair all disaster response equipment.
•    Identify emergency power requirements, and purchase a generator, if necessary.
•    Determine computer requirements for employees who must maintain operations during a disaster.
•    Verify that communications equipment is operational.
•    Collect, label, and store emergency supplies.
Limit contact with flood water.
Flood water may have high levels of raw sewage or other hazardous substances. Early symptoms from exposure to contaminated flood water may include upset stomach, intestinal problems, headache and other flu-like discomfort. Anyone experiencing these and any other problems should immediately seek medical attention.
•    What do I do about water from household wells after a flood? Do not turn on the pump due to danger of electric shock. Do not drink or wash with water from the flooded well until it is tested and safe to use.
•    What do I do with my home septic system after a flood? Do not use the sewage system until water in the soil absorption field is lower than the water level around the house. If you have a home-based or small business and your septic system has received chemicals, take extra precautions to prevent contact with water or inhaling fumes. Proper clean-up depends on the kinds of chemicals in the waste water.
•    Note – never try to drive through flood water. Attempting to drive through flood water is a leading cause of flood-related injury and death.