AVOID FLOODWATER TO PREVENT INJURY AND ILLNESS

Avoid Floodwater to Prevent Injury and Illness   Many communities across the state are dealing with flooded areas after the recent storms. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds the public that floodwater and standing water can be dangerous, making a person vulnerable to diseases, chemical hazards and injuries. Floodwaters contain many potential hazards such as downed power lines, household trash, medical waste, large debris, human and livestock waste, industrial chemicals, rodents, and snakes. Exposure to contaminated water can cause wound infections, stomach illness, skin rash, tetanus and other illnesses. The best practice for protection is to stay out of the water, and avoid recreational play such as swimming… Read More

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