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Floods: Easy-to-understand information


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Floods can be dangerous.

Safety tips:

Before a flood

Put valuable objects in a safe place.
Put sandbags in front of

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Cellar windows

During a flood

Do not go into the cellar.
Do not ride your bike through the flood water.
Do not go too close to

  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Streams

After a flood

Do not turn the electricity back on again immediately.
A professional must check the electricity first.