Flood Plan Components: Know what chemicals you have

Floods March 23, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF



Flood Plan Components

Know What Chemicals You Have

Keep an up-to-date list of the chemicals you have on hand.

The sizes of modern agricultural warehouses, the diversity of chemicals they have in inventory, and the large quantities of products stored on-site pose major challenges for retailers planning for and reacting to floods. On-site and off-site pollution caused by spilled fuels, pesticides, oils, propane, and fertilizers can become real contamination issues when products are released into floodwaters.

Even after floodwaters have receded, spilled product might require expensive remediation. This is why agricultural retailers are nearly unanimous in agreeing that their first concern when confronted by flooding is to deal with the chemical inventory first — fuel, lubricants, oils, fertilizers, and pesticides.



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