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CRW 2 Environment

December 4, 2017

The following is an example paragraph from p. 119 #3:

There are a variety of actions householders can take to protect their homes from floods. These steps, if followed closely, can minimize the damage from any unwanted water that may flow into the dwelling. The most important step involves personal safety, so residents must decide whether to stay in the house or not. If the flood is severe and the occupants are old or in poor health, they should be relocated to a safer place as quickly as possible. Secondly, valuable possessions like furniture or electronics should be moved upstairs or raised off the floor. Finally, it is a good idea to pile sandbags along the outside walls and doors to limit the amount of water that enters the house.

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  1. Seojin Jeon permalink
    December 4, 2017 8:41 pm

    There are various measures that homeowners can take to protect their houses from floods. These actions can reduce the damage of a significant volume of water to our residential areas and keep their lives safe. The first action to implement is to identify the scale of the flood, and all residents should evacuate to a safer place as soon as possible, as the flooding can pose a threat to people in a short time in the case of severe flooding. Secondly, if the flood is not severe, it should store and save on a large amount of food and water because they have to stay inside the house for a long time. Lastly, it is advisable to make flood barriers such as sandbags along the exterior walls and gates to limit the amount of water flowing into the house, and all electric heating devices must be shut down for preventing the risk of electric shock at the same time.

  2. VIVO permalink
    December 5, 2017 10:31 pm

    There are several steps that householders can take to protect their houses from floods. These actions can minimize flood damage. Firstly, people must grasp the severity of flood, then must decide whether to stay in the house or not because personal safety is most important. Secondly, possessions worthwhile for residents should be moved out or upstairs. Finally, it is worth piling sandbags at doors to prevent water from coming inside.

  3. A.K.A naive person permalink
    December 6, 2017 12:54 am

    There are several steps for householders to prevent their houses from floods. The floods are the most frequently occurring natural disaster in the Korea. And more and more, the floods are going to make serious damage to our life. For preventing the damages before it is going to grow, people who have a house should know how to keep their safety and properties properly from the danger. Before getting into main steps, people should consider whether they choose to abandon their house and escape or keep in their house. It depends on the severity of the floods, if the floods are large-scale, you must escape right away since the life can not be compared with the money. However if it is not much that serious, then you should know how to prevent and minimize the damages. First of all, life is order of the priority. If there are elderly people or children in the houses, we should evacuate them to high place in the houses. Next, lock the doors or the windows in the houses, every possibility of water invading must be blocked. Plus, place sandbags and anything which can prevent water invading must be considered. In case of getting electronic shock, electronic power must be interrupted. In doing these precautions, you should keep listening to government report and watching tv for next steps.

  4. junong permalink
    December 6, 2017 1:02 am

    There are several actuons that householders can take to protect their houses from floods. These actions can minimize flood damage. First, we should know the extent of the flood. Light flood can be taken only by blocking light doors, but in the case of large-scale flood, it may be necessary to evacuate the house. Second, We need to evacuate to safety. Because human life should prioritize. We need to go somewhere safe. Finally, We should focus on disaster broadcasting. It is dangerous to leave the shelter or to open the door without grasping the current situation, so listen to the situation and act on the broadcast.

  5. Vacation permalink
    December 6, 2017 1:25 am

    There are several ways to protect a house from a flood, and people should prepare some measures to reduce damage to their houses. These steps can provide safety to individuals and prevent their residential areas from being damaged by the flood. Firstly, it is the most important point to have your personal safety, so people should decide where to go and know what they should be aware of when flood occurs. People living in low lands should evacuate to higher places quickly, and they should prepare safety equipments. Secondly, expensive furnitures and dangerous materials like electronic equipments should be placed where unwanted water cannot harm them. Finally, it is better to put sandbags near the doors to prevent water from invading the house.

  6. Na ya na permalink
    December 6, 2017 1:27 am

    There are several measures that the householder can take to protect their houses from floods.
    This steps not only can minimize the damage, but also can secure their safety.
    At first, they should keep an emergency kit at their home in advance. If they are marooned by the flood. They should last them using the kit. Secondly, they should know the expected scale of the flood. Depending on how much the flood is severe, they should decide carefully whether they just stay at their home or evacuate to other safe area. At last, they repair their house. and check the drainage system around their house to prevent their house is flooded. if it is necessary, piling some sandbags also can be an effective way.

  7. soy permalink
    December 6, 2017 2:16 am

    There are several actions that householders can take to protect a house from a flood. They will allow them to minimize flood damage as well as keep in safety. First of all, people should be educated about how to evacuate and go to a safer place. It is important to save the life, or their own bodies through avoiding potential disaster zones. Secondly, householders can store extra food and water, preparing for unpredictable emergency. Finally, it is a good idea to make flood barriers and put precious materials on high ground, which can minimize the damage of possessions.

  8. Ria permalink
    December 6, 2017 11:35 am

    There are several steps that householders can take to protect their house from a flood. These steps can minimize flood damage and keep people safe. First, people should safeguard home electrical systems. For example, fuel tanks, air conditioning units and water heater should be anchored so that it does not break. Second, people should move furniture, electronics and other major appliances to upper floors if they are potentially in dangerous area from flooding. It is good to leave nothing valuable on bare flooring if the floodwaters enter. Finally, people should prepare flood barrier system. For example, hinged flood gate, waterproof windows, sewer valves, permeable surfaces like grass are solutions that can take actions before the flood. These protection devices can minimize damage.

  9. Yellow permalink
    December 6, 2017 12:51 pm

    There are some actions that householders can take to protect their houses from flood. The ways can save their life and minimize damages. First, householders should learn how to evacuate low places and move into safe places like rooftop as soon as possible. It is most important step to keep them in safety. Second, householders should turn off a fuse box to prevent electric shock when the water come up house. If electricity cause a short circuit, it can be related to get shocked and it could kill people who get wet in the rain. Lastly, preparing heavy things like sandbag next of the door is also important to protect house from flood. It can prevent water to come inside of the house.

  10. Zero permalink
    December 6, 2017 12:57 pm

    There are several steps that a householder can take to protect their house from a flood. If followed these rules, residents will be able to minimize the damage caused by floods and keep people safe while keeping their home.
    First of all, householders must recognize the intensity of the flood. it is necessary to make a precise judgment about whether the flood is low-scale or high-scale. Implementing appropriate responses is then one of the ways to reduce damage to floods.
    Second, there is a way to make a barrier like a sandbag. It is an important precaution because, by installing barriers, people can safely evacuate when floods occur or take time to move possessions.
    Finally, it is important to get emergency equipment like kit or drugs, water. Also, it is a good practice to move dangerous electrical products to places that are not exposed to water in advance.

  11. hyuk permalink
    December 6, 2017 1:00 pm

    There are several measures that a householder can take to protect their house from a flood. These steps can minimize flood damage and keep people safe. Firstly, the householder should figure out the severity. Flood damage usually depend on how severe the flood is. After recognizing it, then the resident has to choose whether move to safe zone or stay in their house. Secondly, if the inhabitant make a decision to keep the house because the upcoming flood will not serious, he or she can create barriers for a short-term solution such as sandbagging. It is a good idea to build a sand wall in front of the door because it is highly cheep. Finally, for a long-term solution, it is worth being educated about professional prevention and protection from the government. Then, the households can know what patterns the floods have had and how the households can prevent properly. It will be long but effective.

  12. Iphone6+ permalink
    December 6, 2017 1:37 pm

    Protecting a house from a flood is a really hard work between public and government. Flood usually ouccurs when the rain pours a lot. But sometimes, typhoons and earthquakes also brought floods. A big catastophe ‘flood’ should be prepared in advance. People should buy sand bags, and move to upper level house. Also, government should have enough policies to protect victims. People should go to upper building or hills before the floods arrives. And they have to set up many sand bags in front of their house. Lastly people have to watch and listen carefully what the news says.

  13. Tae permalink
    December 6, 2017 2:48 pm

    There are some ways that a house holder could take to minimize the damage from flood. First of all, make sure there is no leakage in the house. If there is any leakage at the ceiling or window, all the actions go to useless. So, every leakage and hazard in the house should be fixed. Second, prepare some sand bags. This might sound useless since it is just small sand bags. However, this helps water to be absorbed in sand bags and that sand bags prevent house from water, unless the level of water goes higher than the sand bag. These small sand bags are actually very helpful. The last thing is that, get ready with emergency kit. It is almost impossible to predict 100% how the flood is going to be ended. It could be stoped with just small damage or it could make serious harm. So, prepare yourself with emergency equipment, just in case.

  14. fence-2 permalink
    December 6, 2017 3:43 pm

    There are several actions that householder can take to protect their house from a flood. This actions can minimize flood damage and keep peole safe.*
    The most important thing is to protect yourself and the lives of those around you. After that, we can protect our property.
    First, you need to know the intensity of the flood. If the flood is not severe, it is safer to stay indoors, but if the house is flooded, it should be evacuated as quickly as possible.In the case of first, using sand bags can protect one’s life and properties.
    Secondly, the emergency kit should be equipped in the house always.
    The supply of electricity and water can be stopped if flood occur. We need to prepare for stuffs such as flashlights, emergency drugs and blankets in preparation for this situation.The emergency kit is useful for other natural disasters, as well as for flood. Finally, in a long-term perspective, education for flooding is necessary.When the floods occur, they will suffer more damage, and they will suffer greatly. Education will help reduce these damage.When the floods occur, they will suffer more damage because they don’t know how to prevent these damages. Education will help reduce damage in this case.

  15. moca permalink
    December 6, 2017 3:49 pm

    There are several measures that a house holder can take to protect their house from a flood.
    These actions decline the flood damage and keep people safe.
    Firstly, people should decide to stay at home or go to the safe area depending on how severe flood is, to protect their life from the natural disaster.
    Secondly, house holders think about how they treat their possessions. If the flood is huge scale, they should move out their home appliances and furniture to the high place which is safe.
    Finally, in order to prevent to come into the water to the house, emergency kit like sandbag should be prepared at your door.

  16. ohyeah permalink
    December 6, 2017 9:45 pm

    Once flood happens, most of citizens lose their way to cope with the situation. However, householders can protect their house by following these simple steps. First of all, they have to figure out the severity of the situation. They should analyze the condition of the building and decide whether they can stay there or not. If the building cannot withstand the flood, moving to safer place such as high altitudes place can be a solution. If they can stay in the house, they should prevent the inflow of water. The best way to prevent inflowing water is to block all the chink. Sandbag is the best example. As sand can absorb much water, this can be an effective solution. Otherwise, they should replace some products. Products which have any risk of short circuit or some expensive or valuable products must be moved to higher place. These quite simple course of action would prevent serious damage or victims.

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