Electricity & Water: A Deadly Combination
Natural disasters come in many forms, but often we are not prepared to deal with them. When Hurricane Katrina destroyed the levies in Louisiana, the water left people stranded on their rooftops. Flood waters in some places were up to the roofs, and in others, filled the basements of homes. One of the most often overlooked problems after storms, hurricanes, and other natural disasters is the risk of electrocution. Many individuals who perish in these disasters do so because of the destruction caused that results in downed power lines, water-immersed household appliances, and the like.
Here are some important things to keep in mind to keep you and your family safe: