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Flood victims urged caution upon returning home

May 15, 2024 - 00:00
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Flood victims urged caution upon returning home

As East Texas residents return to clean up their homes and businesses after extensive flooding earlier this month, the Texas Department of State Health Services urged residents and business owners to exercise caution. Among the recommendations:• Never use gasoline-powered generators or charcoal grills indoors. Keep them outside, at least 20 feet from homes to avoid possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Direct generator engine exhaust away from windows and doors• Never mix bleach with products that contain ammonia. Toxic fumes could be created.• Disinfect household surfaces, woodwork and toys in homes that have flooded, using a solution of one cup bleach to ...

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