It doesn’t take much flood water to cause huge amounts of damage. Floodwater often contains sewage and other disease-causing microorganisms, so the damage can turn into a health nightmare.
You will need these for insurance purposes.
Remember that flood water contains many disease-causing organisms. You don’t want your skin to come in contact with these. Likewise, you don’t want to breathe in mold, building materials, or airborne contaminants.
If possible, leave them open when you leave.
Put them in trash bags or plastic bins outside of your home.
This includes many porous items such as carpets, pillows, mattresses, stuffed animal toys, and textiles.
If possible, use a wet vacuum to remove any remaining debris.