Local St. Clair Shores businesses flooding
With the lake cresting in St. Clair Shores right now, many local businesses are experiencing flooding. After you call us at 586-741-5050, below are some action steps you can take to help prevent further damage.
Flood Action Steps: BEFORE A FLOOD If an advanced Flood Warning has been issued, there are several precautions that can be taken to help minimize damage to certain areas of your business: Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves if instructed to do so. Disconnect electrical equipment and appliances. Move vehicles out of low lying parking garages. Raise elevators from bottom floor. AFTER A FLOOD SAFETY FIRST Account that all employees are safe by establishing evacuation plans in advance, identifying areas outside the building that are designated meeting places. Assign select individuals to keep a list of their assigned team’s names and contact numbers in order to account for their whereabouts. If water enters the building and evacuation becomes impossible, move to an upper floor, and wait for rescuers. While evacuating, avoid attempting to drive through floods or rising water, nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are auto-related. Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water. Do not walk through moving water. Even six inches of moving water can make you fall. Use no open flames (there may be gas escaping from ruptured mains). Avoid floodwaters. Water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged. Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters. Listen for news reports to learn if the community’s water supply is safe to drink. Return only when authorities indicate it is safe.