- Avoid recreational contact with flood waters due to the unknown amount of raw sewage and waste chemicals that may be present. This applies to both surface waterways and standing surface water remaining from the flood.
- Wells under flood waters poses a serious public health threat and should not be used if submerged by flood waters until they have been tested.
- Indoor mold growth can be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home you will need to clean up the mold and fix the water problem. Consider the area where the mold is present. If the molded area is roughly 10 square feet (3ft x 3ft), this may be a job you can handle yourself with proper personal protection equipment.