Vancouver Island Propane is up to date on national propane news and updates. Many areas of Canada, particularly in the Eastern provinces, are experiencing heay rainfall and severe flooding over the past few weeks. The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) and propane retailers are encouraging Canadians to take safety precautions and have issued flood safety tips for propane users to keep themselves and their families safe during these difficult conditions.
The tips include information on flood preparation when warning are issues, as well as information on actions to take after a flood has occurred. “The CPA’s flood safety tips will help homeowners take the necessary measures to ensure that they and their families are protected and kept safe during these extreme weather conditions,” says Nathalie St-Pierre, CPA President and CEO. “Floods can have serious effects on the structure of a home, so it is important to take precautions and follow the CPA’s simple safety measures.”
As one of the safest fuels available, propane is non-toxic and dissipates quickly if accidentally released; however, it is important to always be cautious when floods occur. Some essential steps to take when a flood warning is issued are ensuring propane tanks are secured to a fixed object and shutting off the gas supply to propane tanks and appliances, including the electricity supply. Do not turn your propane or electricity supply back on until all water has been removed, and you have had a provincially certified technician inspect and repair the entire system.