Watseka Flood News

Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday Morning Flood News from ESDA
Regional News - - Posted on January, 13 at 10:38 pm

Administrator Ford Iroquois Pub Health Doug Corbett - After spending large amounts of time with ESDA, Doug Corbett and committee determined what the greatest risks may be in this situation. The primary concerns at this time are food safety and water contamination. At this time, no issues with water contamination and health compromises have arisen, fortunately. As the water goes down, food service businesses previously underwater will be inspected for all safety concerns before they will be reopened for business.

Mr. Corbett and his associates have discussed and determined what other concerns may arise with the flooding. Some of these are current tetanus shots, safe procedures for the recovery process - appropriate coverage of the body to prevent any illness, and safe drinking water and food prepared for the victims. He went on to praise the volunteer efforts that have been offered so selflessly in this time. The distribution of information, the different churches working in tandem, and that so many have come together to help all those in need.

Mr. Corbett reminds all those heading back into the water, please keep your body covered and dry, be sure you are up to date with your tetanus shots, and wash your hands thoroughly after handling the many water-damaged items.

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