• April 11, 2019 11:46 AM

I’m Concerned About Getting Sick From Flood Debris While Cleaning My Property. What Can I Do To Stay Safe?

I’m Concerned About Getting Sick From Flood Debris While Cleaning My Property. What Can I Do To Stay Safe?

I’m Concerned About Getting Sick From Flood Debris While Cleaning My Property. What Can I Do To Stay Safe? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

The Sonoma County Health Officer declared a local health emergency due to the household hazardous waste along the waterways, roadsides and on public and private properties after flooding.

There’s a lot you can do to protect yourself from illness or disease while moving flood debris or cleaning up after a flood, including:

  • Wear protective personal equipment, such as gloves, rubber boots, a respirator or goggles. Use shovels and other tools whenever possible to avoid using your hands to touch debris.
  • Wash your hands with soap after working to remove bacteria and germs.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has detailed information about how to stay safe: