In order to cut down on citizens unknowingly bringing disease and injuries onto themselves, the Department of Health has issued a number of warnings for those in flood-prone areas:
- Keep children away from flood water and items that have been in said water.
- Wash hands thoroughly after contact with flood water.
- Keep children's hands washed frequently, especially before eating.
More information about staying safe around flood water can be found at this CDC website: Flood Water After A Disaster Or Emergency.