Safe and Healthy Recovery after Flooding

AgriSafe Network advises caution during flood recovery. Floodwater can be contaminated by pollutants including sewage, human and animal feces, pesticides and insecticides, fertilizers, oil, asbestos, rusting building materials, and others. Although public attention is focused on property loss caused by floods, protecting your own health is more important.

Farm Flood Health Threats

Download: AgriSafe Flood Resource (pdf)

Webinar: Farm and Ranch Health Threats After a Flood (9/1/2020)

Responding to Flooding during Cold Weather

Download:  AgriSafe Flood Resource (Cold Weather pdf)

View a recording of the Mar 21 webinar here...

  RFD TV - Mar 2019 - Recovery in Nebraska

Resources for Health Concerns after a Flood

What to Wear Before Entering a Home or Building with Mold Damage - CDC

Zoonotic Diseases

Well Water 

Chemicals and Pesticides

Animal Disposal

Stress and Mental Health

Heat Stress and Heat Related Illnesses

Additional Resources

Entering and Cleaning Up Flooded Homes

Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing for Flood Cleanup Workers - CDC

Returning to a Farm After a Flood

Flood Recovery Checklists for Farmsteads

Disaster Information Management Research Center-

FEMA Disaster Declarations