This module provides basic information about propane safety and how to keep your family safe during and after a flood.
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Know what propane smells like. It has a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray or a dead animal.
Know how and where to turn off the propane. This includes your outdoor tank and your appliances inside. For help, contact your propane provider.
If a flood threatens your safety, you may have to decide whether or not to leave your home. Listen to a local television or radio station for information and instructions.
If you decide to stay:
If a flood threatens your safety, turn off the gas.
Use caution when returning to your home or farm:
Floods can move, shift or damage gas lines, tanks, and equipment.
Use your mouse to identify the four potential hazards in this picture. Click on the hazard to learn more.
Read each statement below. Decide if the statement is true or false.
|Propane has a strong, unpleasant smell.|
|Before a flood, you should check to make sure your propane tank is anchored securely.|
|If you evacuate your home, you should turn off the gas.|
|You should inspect your propane appliances as soon as possible, even if there is standing water in the house.|
|If you think your propane equipment may have been under water, do not use it until a service technician indicates it is safe.|