Many of our residents have been impacted by flood waters. Now, as the waters recede, it is important to work to ensure your surroundings are safe for everyone. The difficulties you may be facing are contaminated food and water as well as health issues associated with animals and insects.
“Please make sure your children are not playing in puddles, rivers and streams” stated Jane Ford- Witthoff, Director Public Health Solutions District Health Department. The water may look fun but after a flood the can be deeper than they look, the water may contain contaminants that are both chemical and biological. Ford-Witthoff continued, “All of the standing flood waters pose a significant health risk to our children and our families”.
There are new hazards after the flood that everyone should consider: