Floodwater can be contaminated by pollutants including sewage, human and animal feces, pesticides and insecticides, fertilizers, oil, asbestos, rusting building materials, and others. Although public attention is focused on property loss caused by floods, protecting your own health is more important.
Use the following resources to protect yourself and others.
Farm Safety Resources
Guidance for Protecting Workers from Livestock and Poultry Wastewater and Sludge During and After Floods
To protect workers from illnesses and injuries associated with livestock and poultry wastewater and sludge from animal feeding operations during and after floods.