AFTER THE STORM

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Harris County Precinct 4 is committed to providing support and assistance to our community in the aftermath of a storm.

How Precinct 4 Serves You After the Storm


- Removes storm debris

- Establishes self-service debris disposal sites

- Distributes water and supplies

- Connects residents to recovery

Tips to Recover After the Storm


Stay out of floodwater

- Always follow warnings and signs about flooded roads Click here to see map of flooded roads in Precinct 4.

- Don’t drive in flooded areas—cars or other vehicles will not protect you from floodwaters as they can be swept away or stall in moving water

- Wash your hands with soap and water if you have been in floodwater, as it may contain bacteria that may harm health, including germs, dangerous chemicals, human and livestock waste, and other contaminants that can make you sick


Electrical Devices

- Never use a wet electrical device

- Turn off the power at the main breaker in your house if the device is still plugged in

-- If the power is out, use flashlights instead of candles

-- If you have to use candles, keep them away from anything that can catch fire and extinguish them before going to sleep

-- Keep a fire extinguisher on hand and make sure your family reviews the instructions


Be careful near damaged buildings

-- Do not enter a damaged building until local authorities determine it is safe

- Leave your home or building if you hear shifting or unusual noises


Stay away from power lines

- Watch out for fallen power lines that may be hanging overhead


Drink safe water & Eat safe food

- Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood or storm water

- Throw away perishable foods that have not been refrigerated properly due to power outages; also discard foods with an unusual odor, color, or texture

- When in doubt, throw it out

- Do not use water you suspect or have been told is contaminated to make baby formula or ice

- Do not brush your teeth, wash and prepare food, wash your hands, or wash dishes in water

- Bottled, boiled, or treated water is safe for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene