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HAMPTON, IA – Residents affected by the tornadoes and flooding are now just starting to think about clean up, but before you jump right into it, there’s some things to keep in mind.
According to officials a lot of injuries can occur long after a storm has passed, while people are working on clean up.
They stress to be extremely careful when moving downed trees and damaged buildings especially.
“There still could be power lines down of course debris of any type a lot of sharp objects so there’s always possibility of injury,” says Franklin County Emergency Management Official, Steve O’Neil.
Another thing to keep in mind is contacting your insurance company before starting any clean up processes.