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FortisBC provides information on what to do with your gas appliances before a flood, during evacuation, and after the flood.
BC Hydro advises that water and electricity do not mix, if your home floods you must leave immediately.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation advises that after a flood, it's important to restore your home to good order as soon as possible to protect your health and prevent further damage to your house and belongings. Whether you do the work yourself or hire a contractor, their handy checklist will help you organize the clean up. Immediate action is important. Your house and furnishings are less likely to grow mould if they are dried within 48 hours.
Flood waters pose a far greater risk to life and injury than most people realize. The Ministry of Environment has some helpful information on Flood Water Hazards - Threat to Life. The Provincial Emergency Program offers these personal safety tips if you need to leave.
Emergency Social Services (ESS) provides short-term assistance to British Columbians who are forced to leave their homes because of fire, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies. This assistance includes food, lodging, clothing, emotional support, and family reunification.
Fraser Health offers community services that deal with personal and environmental health. They will be monitoring the sewer system along with the City and posting regular updates.
Fraser Health offers community services that deal with personal and environmental health. They will be monitoring the quality of the drinking water along with the City and posting regular updates.