electricity is off, clean out freezer and refrigerator and
leave doors propped open, or place charcoal in unit. Pour
antifreeze in toilet bowls, tanks, sink and tub drains to
prevent freeze damage if heat is off in winter.
your electricity is expected to be out for an extended period
of time retain a contractor to board up open windows, roofs,
or other penetrations in order to prevent additional damage.
turning the power back on, have a qualified electrician inspect
all wiring that has been subjected to flood water. Even if
your basement did not suffer water damage, the interior structure
may be soaked and can still be a good conductor of electricity.
Francesca Black has worked in the emergency services field
for more than 10 years. More information available at Prepare
for Emergency http://www.prepare-for-emergency.com