Post Flooding Health Safety Tips

What might seem like common sense are still good reminders to stay healthy post-disaster.
What might seem like common sense are still good reminders to stay healthy post-disaster.

When the flood waters dry up around the region, what will be left is muck and mud and debris, all of which can hold health hazards.

Bobbie Spahn is a Public Health Nurse in Sheridan County, as well as the Public Health Coordinator. She has several tips for the public to stay healthy as clean-up takes place after flood waters recede.

Also of note, she says, is to keep children away from the water, as it is a breeding ground for a host of unpleasant and dangerous organisms and unknown objects.

A final tip, Spahn tells us, is what to do if an injury occurs while working to clean up property.

Questions, call Sheridan County Public Health at (307) 672-5169

Or visit http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/...

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