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.
Environmental Health inspects emergency shelters when they are needed for a disaster. MCHD Threat Preparedness also provides additional information about how the health department is involved with preparing for and responding to different types of emergency events.
- What to Do after the Flood: Wells
- SG‑80 Disinfecting the Water Supply
- SG‑81 Disinfecting Small Quantities of Water
- SG‑82 Residential Food Safety
- SG‑84 Home Clean‑Up
- Flood Clean‑up and the Air in your Home
- SG‑83 Retail Food Safety
- What to Do after the Flood: Septic Systems
- SG‑84 F1 Healthcare Precautions During a Flood
- SG‑84 F2 Flood Waters and Tetanus
- Contamination in Outdoor Flooded Areas
- 64 CSR 18 General Sanitation Regulation