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Flooding is often the result of snow melt or heavy rainfalls. Regardless of the source, excessive water may pose a serious danger to the health of individuals and animals (e.g. pets, domestic and wild animals).

It may also cause significant damage to:

  • Residential homes;
  • Water supplies;
  • Sewage systems;
  • Food supplies;
  • Utility and communication services (e.g. power and telephone services); and
  • Vehicles and equipment.

Flood damage can be extensive and devastating. Preparing for a flood can reduce the potential for property damage or loss and can increase personal safety. As a homeowner, there are a variety of actions you can take in advance to minimize flood damage and costs, and to mitigate harm to humans and animals.

Following a flood, one must be mindful of safety issues including, but not limited to, electrical and gas services, building integrity, water quality, food supplies, and sewage contaminated flood waters.

A variety of resources is available from government ministries, Saskatchewan Health Authority and municipalities to assist people prepare for a flood or deal with the aftermath of flooding.

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