How to stay safe during a flood

Below you will find information about how to stay safe when an area has flooded.

Garden flooding

  • Do not let children or pets onto affected grass or paved areas until cleaned. 
  • After the grass has grown and been cut once there should be no further risk as sunlight and soil will usually destroy harmful bacteria within a week.
  • Do not eat any vegetables you may be growing that have been contaminated with flood water.

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Page updated: 04/12/2020 Page updated by: Flooding Team

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