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Flood Water Safety

There is important information and action steps that you should know when returning home after a flood or when involved in cleanup after a storm that has caused flooding. Be aware that flood water may contain sewage, hazardous chemicals, and displaced animals such as snakes. Water combined with moisture also poses the risk of mold. Listed below are resources that will help and guide in cleanup and safety, illness prevention, and more.

If you do need to leave your home during a flooding event, it is important to take your medication with you and continue to take it as prescribed by your doctor. 

Flood Water Safety Toolkit
Mold Guide
Flood Flyer
More Useful Tips
Protect Yourself from Animal and Insect-related Hazards
Keeping Workers Safe During Cleanup and Recovery - Fact Sheet
Cleaning Up After Flood and Sewer Overflows
Flood Cleanup and the Air in Your Home: Poster | Booklet
Get Rid of Mold
Flooding and Septic Systems
Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
What To Do After the Flood - Wells
Basic Precautions
Online Press Release: Health Department Urges Safety During Flood Clean Up

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