Flood waters can carry with them many contaminants that can pose health risks, such as sewage, fertilizer, manure, gas, and pesticides. It is important to stay out of flood waters if possible and clean up properly.
Staying Safe During Flooding, PHMDC
Flooded homes and businesses can lead to the growth of mold, which can cause health concerns. It is important to stay safe and healthy while cleaning up after a flood.
If you live in a Dane County area that was recently flooded, your private well may be in danger of contamination from pollutants carried in floodwaters. If you suspect your drinking water is contaminated:
A flood or the loss of power due to storms could jeopardize the safety of your food.
Going through a natural disaster can lead to stress and depression. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a toll-free, confidential crisis support service.