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September 13, 2017

If you or your family or friends have been affected by Harvey, Disaster Resources to check out include:

Texas Health and Human Services

https://hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/disaster-assistance

https://hhs.texas.gov/services/safety/2-1-1-disaster-assistance

Texas Department of State Health Services:

http://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm

Texas Hurricane Center:

https://gov.texas.gov/hurricane

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August 28, 2017

Aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey and Precautions to Take

Greetings - Hurricane Harvey, now Tropical Storm Harvey, has hit land and moved inland. Many communities were devastated from the wind and now more are impacted by the rains and flooding. Heed the warnings provided by your local officials. Some important precautions include:

-Avoid illness and injury in flood waters. Flood waters may contain snakes, sharp objects, oil and gasoline, and downed powerlines. Clean and kill germs on items touched by floodwaters, or throw away. Wash hands often wiith soap and clean water. Go to this link for more information.  http://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2017-Hurricane-Harvey

-Listen to local officials to know if water is safe to drink. If using boiled waiter, boil your water to roiling for 1-2 minutes, then let cool and pour into a clean container. Here is a Youtube link from Tarrant County Public Health as an example.  https://youtu.be/K5j12tvXeA0

-Throw away food that: has been in a non-running refrigerator for more than 4 hours; has an unusual odor, texture or smell; may have come in contact with flood water; has been at room temperature for more than 2 hours; and has been in cans that are bulging, open or damaged.

Contact your local officials for more information on how to Be safe and stay healthy during this challenging time!