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CDC Clean-up Safety Tips (excerpted from CDC website)
Get the right safety gear
If sewage is involved, make sure to wear the following during your cleanup:
Cleaning up your home can be a big job. Be sure to take care of yourself:
Take precaution when using a chainsaw
Prevent mold growth
Clean up mold with a mix of bleach and water
Remember that anything that’s had contact with floodwater could carry germs. To keep your kids safe, make sure their toys are clean:
You may not be able to kill germs on some toys — like stuffed animals and baby toys. Throw out toys you can’t clean.
Wash up with soap and water
Be careful with floodwater- it can contain dangerous bacteria
Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Be aware of any electrical hazards
For more information, see Protect Yourself and Others from Electrical Hazards After a Disaster.