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HURRICANE SANDY (TO BE UPDATED)
IRENE ARCHIVE (RESOURCE ONLY)
- Before heading out there are some basic steps you should take and some notes of caution you should be aware of. For General Flood Information from the Department of Health, click HERE and HERE.
- You’ll want to wear respiratory protection for flood clean up. Find more information here.
- There are some strict guidelines for drinking water. Be sure to read the previous link before drinking anything when you’re in affected areas. For more information, this PDF from the Department of Health will give you all the details.
- If you’re unsure of the health risks involved with various materials post-Irene, read Common Post-Disaster Hazards and Their Controls.
- This link is A Field Guide for Clean-Up of Flooded Homes from the National Center for Healthy Housing.
- While managing debris, there are certain items that must be separated from general debris. Read this PDF for Flood Debris Exceptions.
- As of September 6, the Vermont Department of Health released a Food Safety Advisory.
- In this link, information on Avoiding Injuries and Healthy Problems during Cleanup.
- When you think you’re ready to return to your home, make sure you run through the Department of Health’s Steps to Take Before Returning Home.