Hazards & Disasters


September 19, 2011, 6:23 pm
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Source: United National Environment Programme.


Call 911 if you are in immediate danger and need emergency help. State and local response agencies are the primary responders for people who are concerned about or were affected by flooding. This page lists general information to help people in flooded areas recover and reduce risks caused by a flood. Find your state emergency office or agency from fema.gov.

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ALERT: Generator exhaust is toxic. Always put generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Never use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas. Carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly, can build up quickly, and linger for hours. More information

Never attempt to drive a vehicle through flood water, no matter how shallow it appears and no matter how well you know the road. Attempting to drive through flood water is a leading cause of flood-related injury and death.

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EPA safety messages about flooding and cleanup precautions


Drinking Water and Food

Flooding and Mold

Children, Older Adults

For Water and Wastewater Facilities

Private Wells and Septic Systems



(2011). Flooding. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbf1547896bb431f6a521b


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