Pinellas Health Department: Take Care After Storm Passes
The Department of Health in Pinellas County offers tips for staying safe after the rains stop.
TAMPA BAY – After the rains that came with Tropical Storm Colin, it’s important to take precautions to protect your health and that of your family, according to the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.
The DOH offers these safety tips:
- Never drive your car or walk over standing water because it’s impossible to gauge its current or depth.
- Do not allow children to play in standing water. Snakes, insects and other dangerous animals also move with water currents and the water contains oil, gasoline, garbage and bacteria.
- Monitor radio and TV broadcasts for warnings about dangerous road conditions.
- After the rains pass, empty containers and other areas that collect water around your home. Mosquitos need only a quarter-inch of water for larvae to grow.
For information about storm preparedness, go to the Pinellas County Emergency Management site, PinellasCounty.org. For information about keeping healthy and safe during emergencies, go tot floridahealth.gov and download your copy of the Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide in English, Spanish, Creole or large print. For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to pinellas.floridahealth.gov or call (727) 824-6900.
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