Flood Evacuation and Clean-Up TipsIf you are forced to leave your home due to a natural or man made disaster here are recommended steps to take before doing so.
- Make sure gas stoves are turned off before you leave
- If you leave your house, remember to take any medications or special diet supplements with you.
- Take a flash light and cell phone if you have one.
- If you are evacuating with infants or small children remember formula, diapers, snacks or special toys that you may need at a shelter.
- If you leave your home, be sure and let relatives know where you are going.
- Stay away from power lines and electrical wires.
- Do not drive through flooded areas or drive around barriers.
- Flood water may contain sewage, do not let children play in it.
- Turn off your electricity when you return home since some appliances can shock you even after they have been unplugged. Don't use appliances or motors that have gotten wet unless they have been taken apart, cleaned and dried.
CDC link regarding flood readiness, clean-up, hazards etc:
Red Cross information on repairing flooded homes: www.redcross.org/services/disaster/flood
A twenty page booklet and a poster (in Spanish and English) are available online from the EPA that gives simple instructions for safely cleaning your home after a flood.
Well Water Testing information from DNR:
Green Lake County Website:
For non-emergency flood questions, you can call 211. If your cell phone provider does not have 211 service, call 1-800-924-5514.
For more information, contact your local utility or Local Public Health Department.
Updated April 16, 2014 Documents