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Tips For Cleaning Up Safely

Tips For Cleaning Up Safely
News from NBC4 Washington:

Storm damage in Marshall, Va.

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Homeowners cleaning up after Sandy should be careful – post-storm cleanup done wrong can cause serious accidents or death.

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service sent these Safety Tips:

  • Be careful of standing and running water. Be alert and prepared for possible flash flooding, storm surges and areas of standing water. Never driv…………… continues on NBC4 Washington

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Now that the storm is over, take precautions when cleaning, repairing
News from Wicked Local:

As Hurricane Sandy leaves its mark on the East Coast including Bedford, the Better Business Bureau is reminding those who experience storm damage to take certain precautions when cleaning up and making repair decisions.

Natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, floods, fires and earthquakes can bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help those in need. Unfortunately, crises also bring out the persons who choose to take advantage of the victims. BBB calls these “storm chasers”, and expects to see plenty of them later this week as consumers and businesses assess the damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Some of the most common “after-disaster” scams involve auto, home and yard repairs or clean-up. BBB offers the following tips to homeowners who suffer auto and property damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy:

  • Check with your insurance company about policy coverage and specific filing requirements. Save all receipts, including those for food, temporary lodging, or other expenses that may be covered under your policy.
  • Stay calm. Although you may be anxious to get things back to normal, avoid letting your emotions get the better of you. Don’t be pr…………… continues on Wicked Local

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