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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to use caution when cleaning up the mess left behind from historic regional flooding.
Floodwater can contain contaminants and unseen hazards. Caution should be exercised with anything touched by floodwater.
Below are more specific tips for dealing with food items, furniture and cleaning.
OTHER ITEMS TO BE TOSSED
ITEMS THAT MAY BE SAVED
DON’T FORGET YOUR OWN SAFETY
Also, to avoid electrical shock and damage to items, be sure any electrical appliances that have been in contact with floodwater are thoroughly cleaned, reconditioned and dry before operating them.