Health and Wellness

Be Mindful of the Health Risks Lurking in Flood Waters

Posted by Alvin Barrow, M.D. on Jun 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Houston has seen some major flooding events recently and hurricane season has officially started. During floods, it seems we see more and more people getting into tubes or small watercrafts and floating down flooded streets, wading through high water to help rescue animals or driving around barricades set up to help people avoid high water danger. What many might not realize is that these types of actions can be detrimental because being in flood water can leave people vulnerable to injury or sickness. 

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Topics: flood water, flood related illnesses, flooding health risks

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