How to Safely Clean Up After Hurricane Flooding

Spring rain and floods can mean a season of sickness. If your home, yard or basement have been deluged know that flood water, from swollen rivers, and overflowing sewers is extremely toxic. Standing water, like that shown in this flooded yard isn't healthy either. It breeds mold, mildew and water-borne illness. Here are safety tips for storm, flood and sewage clean up. Avoid contact with flood water. Flooded river water is full of bacteria already. When flooding causes city drains to back up, it puts raw sewage and biological waste into the water. Since it is impossible to know if sewage has mixed with flood water, it's best to assume it has and act accordingly.   Safe Flood Water Clean Up