Tips for flood victims

Nowaday some state in Malaysia facing problem of flood. Untill 5 December 2013, there’s more than 34,000 people evacuated and water levels continuing to rise in Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor. The floods were caused by heavy rain. Hopefully the rain could stop and the victims could come back to home after this.
The victims must take care around their houses, properties and businesses when they start the clean-up process. Some of the key issues they should observe including :

• If you have lost household power and are using candles or portable light or heating sources, never leave them unattended and ensure they are kept well away from all flammable material.

• If you have lost household power, turn off all appliances at the power points as they may be affected by a power surge when the power resumes.

• Any electrical appliances that may have been in contact with water must be inspected by a qualified electrician before use to ensure they can be operated safely.

• If drying clothing, keep wet clothing at least one metre from heaters or fireplaces and never leave them unattended. If you use a clothes dryer make sure you clean the lint filter every time you use it.

• If you have a garage or shed, remember to take extra care with any stored chemicals and fuels. Handle with extreme caution and use the recommended protective equipment: gloves, safety goggles, etc.

• If you are concerned about stored chemicals, contact your local fire station for advice. You may also contact your home insurance provider to determine if they can cover some of the damages in your home.

This tips I get from The Sydney Morning Herald Environment but I think it is still good tips to follow for us.

For information about flood in Malaysia, visit Real Time On-line Flood System or Disaster Portal