In order to be prepared for an unexpected emergency or disaster situation you need to protect the water sources already in your home.
Safe water sources in your home include:
You should not use water from toilet flush tanks or bowls, radiators, waterbeds, or swimming pools/ spas.
If you hear reports of broken water or sewage lines in your area, or if local officials advise you of a problem, take precautions to protect your drinking water from contamination immediately. To shut off incoming water, locate the main valve and turn it to the closed position. Be sure you and other family members in your household know how to perform this important procedure before an emergency strikes.
Access to Safe Water Sources in Your Home:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Community and Family Preparedness Program and American Red Cross Community Disaster Education are nationwide efforts to help people prepare for disasters of all types. You can find information for your specific region on the American Red Cross website.
Contact FEMA at:
P.O. Box 2012
Jessup, MD 20794-2012
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