The Health Department urges residents to be safe outdoors during and after flooding by staying away from puddles, rivers, and streams; stay away from downed power lines; stay away from stray or wild animals, and do not touch dead animals; never use electrical equipment in wet areas; and do not let children go outdoors alone.
Residents should follow proper clean-up procedures for homes that have experienced flood water damage. All flood waters are considered contaminated and extreme caution should be considered during clean-up.
Please follow these tips to protect yourself and your family:
For further information, call the Health Department’s Environmental Health Services Division at (989) 758-3686 or visit Flood Safety on the Hot Topics section of our homepage at www.saginawpublichealth.org.