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Wisconsin Flood Toolkit P-00631 (PDF, 2.4 MB) The Department of Health Services created this comprehensive toolkit for local governments, local health departments, and citizens in Wisconsin to help them prepare for and respond to flood events. It is one in a series of different weather-related emergency toolkits that provide background information, practical guidance, strategies, media releases, talking points, definitions, and additional reference materials. For a list of all toolkits developed, see the Toolkits for Health Professionals page. (Updated March 2014)
Vaccinations after Flood Exposure (PDF, 169 KB). Division of Public Health memo of March 14, 2008, "Flood water exposure and implications for vaccinating adults." This document summarizes recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about infectious diseases and vaccination after flooding. (Reviewed July 23, 2010.)
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, 1.0 MB) 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.
Arboviral Diseases: Information from Wisconsin DHS about mosquito-transmitted diseases and control.
- Mosquito Control Advice from the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Lab.
- Insect Repellant Use and Safety from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Vectorborne Diseases.
Sand Bag Disposal (PDF, 37 KB): information from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Managing Demolition Debris from Natural Disasters: Guide from Wisconsin DNR about how to handle waste materials.
Restaurants and Grocers Reopening After Hurricanes and Flooding: Advice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Human Services Information
FoodShare Wisconsin. A state program that helps low-income families and individuals to buy nutritious food.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program. A federal program that provides food commodities to distribution sites (food pantries).
Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers. Each center provides information on programs and services, helps people understand various long-term care options, helps people apply for programs and benefits, and serves as the access point for publicly funded long-term care.
Minnesota Department of Health. Includes many videos, fact sheets and websites on flooding topics in several languages.
EPA Spanish Language Portal including:
Red Cross information in other languages
Includes Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
ReadyWisconsin. Website to educate the public on how to prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Tips to minimize damage on your property, how to clean up property, and other flood-related information.
Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM). Current flood situation in Wisconsin.
Guidance on Microbial Contamination in Previously Flooded Outdoor Areas. The CDC provides guidance on how to assess the public health risks for using outdoor areas after a flood event where potential exposure to microbial contamination exists.