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Cleaning carpets, rugs and floors after a flood
STILLWATER, Okla. – One of the most challenging parts of cleaning up after a flood is drying the flooring, especially if it was contaminated by mud.
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Cleaning dishes and kitchen surfaces after a disaster
STILLWATER, Okla. – Depending on the source, floodwaters could contain anything from germs, debris, toxic chemicals or hazardous materials to pesticides, gasoline or other household chemicals. That is why in the aftermath of a flood, kitchen equipment and surfaces require special attention.
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Safely using generators is key to reaping their benefits
STILLWATER, Okla. – Some Oklahomans could be using generators in their recovery efforts after early spring severe storms and flooding. But, generators also can be hazardous to your health if used improperly.
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Dealing with a flooded well after a storm
STILLWATER, Okla. – Access to clean, safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene is one of the primary concerns immediately following a flood. For Oklahomans who rely on private wells for their water supply, this means taking precautions to ensure the well is structurally sound and the water is not contaminated.
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Make sure your drinking water is safe in midst of disaster
STILLWATER, Okla. – In the wake of recent severe storms and flooding in parts of Oklahoma, finding a safe water supply is a priority.
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Cleaning household textiles and clothing after a flood
STILLWATER, Okla. – Among the top priorities in the aftermath of a flood is salvaging as many of your household textiles and clothing items as possible. Similar to drying out your home, quick action is necessary to save your sheets, towels and wardrobe.
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Assessing structural damage after a disaster
STILLWATER, Okla. – One of the major milestones on the road to recovering after a storm is assessing the structural damage to your home and other buildings.
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Avoid making your home a haven for mosquitoes
STILLWATER, Okla. – As Oklahomans slog their way through a stormy, rain-soaked spring, homeowners should take extra precautions against conditions inviting mosquitoes.
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Prevention is key during peak tick season
STILLWATER, Okla. – Even full grown, ticks measure far less than a quarter inch, yet the tiny creatures can cause big problems.
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Medication safety during the holidays
STILLWATER, Okla. – Medications and vitamins should always be handled safely and stored properly. But, special care should be taken during the holidays when families may be hosting guests at home or traveling out of town for the season.
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