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Staying healthy and safe after flooding

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) -

Rivers and creeks arecreeping out of their banks and into our lives in the Heartland and all overthe Midwest, and that water can be dangerous.

So, the IllinoisDepartment Of Health issued a few guidelines to help keep you and your familysafe - no matter where you live.

Health directors say it'simportant to stay out of flood water, and especially make sure it doesn't comeinto contact with cuts or sores.

It's also very importantto keep your children out of the water.

The department warns notto eat or drink anything that has been in floodwater, and wash any items thatcome in contact with the water.

Health officials say a lotof floodwater has raw sewage in it, so it's important to wash your hands or anyother part of your body that comes in contact with the water.

Online: After the Flood

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