Severe weather can bring heavy rainfall in a short period of time resulting in flooding of basements and other below-grade areas. Flooding can also occur as a result of broken water or drain lines, sump pump failures, and chemical leaks.
Flooded areas can be hazardous for reasons that may not be obvious. Potential hazards include electrical shock, holes, pits and tripping hazards obscured by water. Mud or other contaminants can make walking surfaces slippery.
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For more information about what to do if your area floods, see the Environmental Health and Safety website on Floods and Flooded Areas.