Hidden health dangers you should know about after a flood

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Before you return to your flooded home, here's what you need to look for to keep you and others safe. (KTRK)

As the waters recede, many flood victims are trying to get their lives back on track.

But there are hazards in the water and inside flooded homes some people may not be aware about, including sewage flowing around neighborhoods.
Here are a few things you should think about when returning to a flooded home:

  • Keep children and pets out of affected areas until cleanup is complete.
  • Wear rubber boots, gloves, and goggles while cleaning.
  • Throw away anything that cannot be properly cleaned.


We have more important and potentially life-saving tips for protecting you and your family in the video above.

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