Returning to Flood Damaged Homes
Once local authorities have determined it's safe to return home, there are a number of things that can be done prior or during remediation.
1) Air Out: Open all exterior windows and doors, and all interior doors that include closets, vanities, and kitchen cabinets to promote the drying process.
2) Remove Water Damaged Materials: The general concept here is to remove water logged items from the home to mitigate mold growth that can occur within 24-48 hours. For your protection use appropriate PPE that at a minimum include gloves, eye protection, and a N95 disposable respirator.
For information on flood damage and mold remediation visit the following websites: