Floods

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. Flash Floods can come with no warning. Floodwater may contain sharp objects that can cause injury and lead to infections. Be aware the floodwater may contain sewage and eating or drinking anything contaminated by floodwater can cause diarrheal disease (such as E.coli or Salmonella infection). 

Precautions during Flooding events:

  • Never drive through flooded areas- TURN AROUND DON't DROWN
  • Stay out of floodwater
  • Have a plan and Go- Kit if ordered to evacuate
  • Tune into radio or television for weather updates
  • Have a supply of extra water and food
  • Dry out your home to prevent Mold
  • If you have a well, test it afterwards
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For additional flood information, go to CDC Floods Website
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