The best way to minimize the health risks associated with flooding is to prepare an evacuation plan well in advance of a flood.
- Prepackaging medications
- Making plans to relocate family members, farm animals and domestic pets
- Advising the Emergency Measures Organization of any disabled or bedridden family members who may need special assistance in an emergency
- Consulting with the Department of the Environment about dealing with hazardous products, such as pesticides. Special effort should also be made to make sure oil and gasoline tanks are secure.
For further information, please contact the Department of Environment at 506-453-2691.