How to Recover Effectively: 

Flooded buildings must be checked for structural integrity. After a flood, do not use flooded electrical outlets, appliances, switch boxes or fuse-breaker panels until they have been checked and cleaned by a qualified electrician.

  • After the water subsides, clean and dry out the building as much aspossible to prevent mold and structural issues; and
  • Test your well water to ensure it is safe for human, livestock, and poultry consumption after a flood. Water test kits are available from your Public Health Unit and often from municipal offices.

As with all disasters, take pictures of damage to submit to your insurance agency.