Flood Hazards and Recovery
Every year, areas of Wisconsin are routinely flooded. If you live or work in an area
likely to flood, take some simple steps to protect yourself and your
Do NOT swim or bathe in rivers, streams, creeks, or
lakes in flooded areas.
Keep yourself and your family healthy by making sure
clean and safe drinking water is on hand at all times.
Healthy and Safe. Watch this video on How to protect your health and
stay safe when recovering from a flood. (Webcast,
help) It covers
important topics such as re-entering your home, dealing with mold,
food safety, and clean-up.
Test Your Well Water.
(exit DHS) Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides
guidance on how to cope with a flooded well. Private well owners whose
well has been submerged by flood waters should:
- Wait until flood waters recede before testing the well.
- Drink water from a known safe source.
- Contact your
public health department to obtain a well water test kit.
March 08, 2013