One of the trickiest things to do on the heels of a flood is come up with water that would be safe to drink, which might sound counter-intuitive considering that a home could be filled to bursting with water. But this water could be contaminated. Therefore, Consumer Reports advises sticking with bottled water for a little while if possible. Barring that, make sure you boil any water you’re about to drink, as doing so should eliminate the risk posed by a dangerous organism. If boiling isn’t possible, then utilize bleach as a disinfection option, or filter water through a cloth. If you’re trying to figure out whether water is safe, look out for cloudiness that could suggest contamination.
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