Do not return to the childcare center until local authorities have declared the area safe for return.
Take photos of the damage to the building and its contents to document any losses.
Keep records and receipts for each cost incurred in cleaning up or repairing your center.
Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to file a claim.
Contact the power and gas company to determine if there is service in your area.
Inspect the heating and cooling system in the building, examining for separated connections, contaminants, flood debris, or leaking fuel.
Seek additional information from your local disaster recovery center.
Find a qualified contractor.
Turn off gas and main electrical breaker prior to inspection.
Know the resources in your area.
Honestly assess your skills and comfort level before attempting to clean and restore your facility.
Consider any pre-existing health conditions that may worsen as a result of exposure to contaminants.