Free Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Flood Survivors

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Free Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Flood Survivors

February 6, 2013 Updated Feb 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM CST

(NNCNOW.com) -- Survivors of the Historic 20-12 June Floods are being given the opportunity to pick up a free carbon monoxide detector.

"Flood Homes with Hope" is offering CO2 detectors to people whose homes were damaged in the floods.

Disaster case managers have worked with residents across the region to replace damaged furnaces and boilers, but there are many who are still using damaged heating devices that could cause problems.

Long Term Recovery Manager Drew Digby says he's concerned about damage people may be unaware of.

"Really it's about awareness to tell people that you might think that your furnace is working right, but we've seen an awful lot that aren't that have hidden damage. All the advice that we can say is that if your furnaces were flooded with flood water there is probably hidden damage that you're not going to see," said Digby.

To find out where you can pick up a free carbon monoxide detector,
click here to be directed to the "flood homes with hope" website.