The Salvation Army continues helping residents and emergency workers in McHenry County. The Salvation Army has already served hundreds of people working throughout the county with its local Emergency Disaster Services canteen (Mobile Kitchen). The Salvation Army has been on 24 hour call, sending their canteen, local officers and volunteers to areas affected by flooding, including Nunda Township and Algonquin Township. The Salvation Army has supplied 285 meals, 512 snacks and 697 drinks to first responders and flood victims.
The Salvation Army is in constant communication with emergency personnel and will continue to provide support by making sure canteens are on stand-by.
Note that as the flood waters recede, keep these things in mind from the Salvation Army:
Return home only when officials hve declared the area safe.
Stay out of any areas of the house that remain flooded. Wet wiring is an electrocution hazard. Call the utility companies to have your power and gas turned off.
During cleanup, wear protective clothing, such as rubber gloves, eye protection and rubber boots.
Do not use water that may be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, make ice or make baby formula.
Do not mix bleach with ammonia. This produces dangerous, toxic chlorine gas.
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