Disasters can take many different shapes, both natural and unnatural. Natural disasters, such as a flood, can affect your food and water supply, indoor air quality (mold), and lead to disease transmission.
To help protect your health in a disaster, we are providing links on this page to documents about protecting your food and water, well and septic system, cleanup after a disaster, and other disaster related environmental health topics.
I hope that you don't ever need this information, but the best way to make it through a disaster is to be prepared for it.
Environmental Health inspects emergency shelters when they are needed for a disaster.
The Health Department also has a Threat Preparedness Page with additional information about how the Health Department is involved with preparing for, and responding to, different types of emergency events.
Personal Food and Water Protection
What to Do after the Flood: Wells - EPA
SG-80 Disinfecting the Water Supply
SG-81 Disinfecting Small Quantities of Water
SG-82 Residential Food Safety
Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency - USDA
Retail Food Protection
Protecting Yourself and Your Environment
What to Do after the Flood: Septic Systems - EPA
SG-84 F1 Health Care Precautions During Floods
SG-84 F2 Flood Waters and Tetanus
Contamination in Outdoor Flooded Areas - CDC