Building & Facilities Damage

Health Risks

Returning home after a flood can increase your risk of exposure to mold, chemical hazards, and injuries.

Clean up and dry out buildings quickly (within 24 to 48 hours). Open doors and windows. Use fans to dry out the building.

Be aware of potential chemical hazards during floods. Flood waters may have moved containers of hazardous chemicals from their normal storage places.

Electrical Hazards

Avoid downed power lines.

Page last reviewed: October 15, 2019