Residents Affected by Flooding Advised to Take Special Precautions

For Immediate Release: Aug. 7, 2008
Media Contact: Communication Office
Vermont Department of Health
802-863-7281

BURLINGTON - State officials are advising residents in southern Vermont, including the Goshen, Ripton, Leicester, Salisbury, East Middlebury and Hancock areas affected by flooding on Wednesday to take special precautions to prevent illness and injury.

More rain is forecast and additional flooding may result where the ground is saturated with water. Two buildings in Hancock have been impacted by flooding, and there are driveways and lawns that are flooded, making access to some area homes difficult.

Safety instructions from Vermont Emergency Management and the Vermont Department of Health include:

Prevent Illness from Water

Prevent Illness from Food

Prevent and Treat Injuries and Other Illnesses

For more detailed information on how to avoid illness and injury during or after a flood, visit the Health Department website at: healthvermont.gov.

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