Floods, big or small, can have devastating effects on people. The early health effects of floods include death through drowning and accidents such as falls, electrocution and the effect of landslides. Water disasters also cause increased infection, malnutrition, psychological trauma, and polluted water sources. Learn how to prepare for a flood, stay safe during a flood, and protect your health when you return home after a flood.
- CDC Flood Safety tips
- CDC Key Facts About Flood Readiness
- CDC: Personal Hygiene and Handwashing After a Disaster or Emergency
- CDC: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
- GDACS: Latest Disaster Alerts
- WHO: Too much water – the health effects of floods
The risk information in this post is retrieved from sources as listed in the post. It provides general guidance for UT Dallas travelers. Please note the published date of this post, and go to the direct sources listed in the post for the most up-to-date information. The information in this post may change without prior notice.