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Free Flood Clean-Up Kits Available

Posted: Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The American Red Cross Grant Wood Area Chapter is offering free clean up kits for residents affected by Tuesday’s flash flooding in Wellman. The kits will be available at the Wellman City Hall. Kits contain a mop, broom, gloves, trash bags, a pail, as well as liquid cleaner or bleach. The Red Cross offers the following tips for those in the affected area to stay safe: Before entering your home, look outside for loose power lines, damaged gas lines, foundation cracks or other damages. Watch out for wild animals, especially poisonous snakes that may have come into your home with the floodwater. If power lines are down outside your home, do not step in puddles or standing water. When it is safe to return home, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy shoes when examining your walls, doors, staircases and windows for damage. During cleanup, wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots.