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Flood Home

Cleaning Up:
-Your Home
-Using Bleach

Potential Hazards:
-Drinking Water
-Surface Water

Other Resources for Residents

Health Professionals

Prepare for a Flood - ReadyWI (exit DHS)


Flooding - Information for Residents

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Creating a Healthy Home: A Field Guide for Clean-up of Flooded Homes (PDF, 2.7 MB)Developed by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. and the National Center for Healthy Housing, 2008. This guide is meant for do-it-yourselfers and contractors who need to clean-up mold in flooded homes before starting to rebuild or renovate.

Storm Recovery Guide (PDF, 1000 KB) Developed by the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. This guide provides information on staying healthy after disaster, surviving and recovering from a power outage, restoring storm-damaged buildings, salvaging water-damaged belongings, lawn and garden losses, financial recovery and risk management.

Flood Clean-up and the Air in Your Home (PDF, 1.1 MB) Guide from the US Environmental Protection Agency on how to clean your home after a flood to reduce indoor air problems.

American Red Cross:

Local Public Health Departments can provide:

  • Tetanus shots if you receive a cut or puncture wound while cleaning your home.

  • A list of local plumbers who can assist you with water damage issues

  • Flood clean up resources

FEMA After the Flood (PDF, 383 KB) a fact sheet if your home has suffered flood damage. FEMA provides an overview of hazards, filing insurance claims advice, and clean-up tips.

Food Resources

FoodShare Wisconsin. A state program that helps low-income families and individuals to buy nutritious food.

Local Human Services

Language Resources

Last Revised: June 10, 2014