Flood waters can carry many contaminants that can harm your health, 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, Public Health Madison & Dane County
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 an area that flooded, your private well might be contaminated by pollutants from the floodwaters. If you think your drinking water is contaminated:
A flood or 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.