Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves. Disconnect electrical appliances. Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
As soon as Floodwater levels have dropped, here’s what to do: http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/preparation_recovery/after_a_flood.jsp
EPA booklet on Flood Cleanup: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/flood/flood_booklet_en.pdf
What to do when you return to your flooded home: http://electrical.about.com/od/electricalsafety/a/comehomeflood.htm
One of the easiest ways to get help is by dialing 2-1-1, Tennessee’s community services help line. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help. You may also click here to view a directory of help centers:
We know that some of our friends are experiencing flooding. Please pass this on!