Environmental Health Flood Information

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While the focus during floods tends to be on protecting property, it’s important to remember that flood water can put your health at risk, too. Flood water mixes with everything it touches, including raw sewage, animal waste, pesticides, and other chemicals. You should assume that flood water is a swirling cocktail of bacteria and other disease-carrying germs that can cause intestinal problems, headaches, flu symptoms, and skin infections. Even when the water subsides, clean-up can be risky. These fact sheets might help:

Managing Your Septic System During/Following a Flood
Your Well: What to Do after the Flood
During and After Flooding: What's Safe to Eat
Flood Information Webpage

Environmental Services
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