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  BU455 Restoring a house after flood damage

BU455.jpgThis bulletin is intended to assist with the putting right that is so important after a flood.

Key messages in this free bulletin include:

  • people who live in low-lying, flood-prone areas should always have an evacuation plan and emergency supplies prepared
  • if your house has a notice placed on it by the local council proclaiming it is uninhabitable, you cannot live in it until the sign is removed.
  • flood debris should be cleared away as soon as possible so drying can start
  • no finishing work should be done until the house is fully dry
  • all services must be made safe before any remedial work begins.

Publication date: November 2004 Keywords: mould, safety