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Water

30August

After a Disaster or Emergency - Sanitation and Hygiene

Personal Hygiene and Handwashing After a Disaster or Emergency

Good basic personal hygiene and handwashing are critical to help prevent the spread of illness and disease. Clean, safe running water is essential for proper hygiene and handwashing.

Posted in Water, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation, Emergency Supplies - Water

29August

After a Disaster or Emergency - Safe Water - Water from Private Wells - What to Do After the Flood

After a Disaster or Emergency - Safe Water - Water from Private Wells - What to Do After the Flood

Drilled, driven or bored wells are best disinfected by a well or pump contractor, because it is difficult for the private owner to thoroughly disinfect these wells.

Posted in Water, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Water

29August

After a Disaster or Emergency - Safe Water - Water from Community Drinking Water Systems

Before an emergency or a temporary problem with a community water system, a community drinking water treatment facility should have an emergency plan in the event that service is disrupted. Water treatment facilities monitor drinking water to meet federal and state regulations. For a complete description of how a community water treatment facility works, types of water treatment, and how water quality is monitored, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prepared a guide to Drinking Water TreatmentExternal Web Site Icon.

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28August

After a Disaster or Emergency - Safe Water - Preparation & Storage

Personal Preparation and Storage of Safe Water

After an emergency, such as a flood, hurricane, or earthquake, drinking water may not be available or safe to drink. As a result, residents may have to find a source of safe drinking water or know how to treat their water for use in certain activities, such as drinking, making ice, washing hands, and brushing teeth. The following information will tell you how to plan for treating and storing your water in the event of an emergency.

Posted in Water, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Water

27August

After a Disaster or Emergency - Safe Food - Water & Food

Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Emergency

Food may not be safe to eat during and after an emergency. Safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene includes bottled, boiled, or treated water. Your state, local, or tribal health department can make specific recommendations for boiling or treating water in your area.

Posted in Food, Water, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Food and Cooking, Emergency Supplies - Water

26August

Before a Disaster or Emergency - Food and Water Needs: Preparing for a Disaster or Emergency

Follow these steps to make sure you and your family have enough safe food and water (for drinking, cooking, bathing, etc.) available in the event of a disaster or emergency.

Posted in Food, Water, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Information