Reminder About the Hazards of Our
Please take caution and keep children, teens and elderly away from the flood waters and the houses that have flood damage. Limit your contact with the flood water by wearing masks, gloves and boots. Do not drink or wash with water from the flooded well until it is tested and safe to use.
Boiling water information, to kill all major water-borne bacterial pathogens, bring water to a rolling boil for 1 full minute.
Flood water may have high levels of raw sewage and other hazardous substances. Early symptoms from exposure to contaminated flood water may include upset stomach, intestinal problems, headache, and other flu-like discomfort. Anyone experiencing these and any other problems should immediately seek medical attention.
Do not use the sewage system until water in the soil absorption field is lower than the water level around the house. If you have a home based or small business and your septic has received chemicals, take extra precautions to prevent contact with water or inhaling fumes. Proper clean-up depends on the kinds of chemicals in the waste water.
Mold can cause serious health problems. The key to mold control is moisture control. After the flood, remove standing water and dry indoor areas. Remove and discard anything that has been wet for more than 24-48 hours.