Delaware public health officials highlight the importance of safety after the storm

Delawareans affected by this weekend’s flooding should be thinking about a number of safety concerns:  clean drinking water, healthy food, and safety and cleanliness around the home. 

The Delaware Division of Public Health says if your private well was covered by flood waters, it’s recommended that you drink bottled water or boil water before consumption, cooking or washing.  Also, food in the refrigerator or freezer may have spoiled in the event of a power outage.  DPH advice:  when in doubt, throw it out.  Water testing kits are available at several locations around the state.  For more information, the DPH has set up a Hurricane Irene call center operational today at 1-866-408-1899.


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