Flooding of any kind is distressing. When there is a risk that the floodwater may be contaminated with sewage, then the experience can be particularly unpleasant. Follow the following advice to minimise health risks and to prepare for your return home.
Public Heath England and the Environment Agency have produced guidance and top tips for staying safe during floods:
- Prepare for a flood and get help during and after (GOV.UK)
- Flooding: health guidance and advice (GOV.UK)
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has produced guidance on how to prepare food safely if you are affected by a flood:
- Flooding: food safety advice (Food Standards Agency)