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Flooding: Information for Residents

For any additional information, contact your local health department.


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): Developed by the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. This guide provides information on staying healthy after a 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): Guide from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on how to clean your home after a flood to reduce indoor air problems.

American Red Cross:

Local 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

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 August 2, 2022