- Do not drive through flooded areas and standing water. Turn around, don’t drown!
- Avoid Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning. Keep the generator at least 20 ft outside door/window. Don't grill inside. Fumes can kill.
- Use bottled, boiled, or treated water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene.
- Throw away perishable foods—like meat, seafood, milk, and eggs—that have not been refrigerated properly due to power outages or have come in contact with floodwater.
- If it’s hot, move to a cool place, take sips of water, and take cool showers.
- Throw away any drugs that may have been contaminated with floodwater.
- If you are pregnant, drink lots of clean water and get plenty of rest—especially when you are sick.
- Call SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 if you need counseling support. For assistance in Spanish you can call or text HABLANOS at 1-212-461-4635.
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