Tips for Standing Water in Monroe County
A flood doesn't end once the storm stops. We still have to deal with all the standing water that is left behind. Most people don't realize, but flood water can take up to 11 days to disappear; it's not time to relax and go fishing.
If you have to evacuate your office, do not go back until you have been told it is safe.
Be careful driving in Monroe County. Remember to "Go around. Don't drown!" The water may be too deep for safe travel.
Floods are not natural swimming pools
- Sewage, debris, and other unpleasant things may be in the storm water leftovers
- Swimming, wading, or rafting could make you sick
- Do not drink the water under any circumstances!
- Water conducts electricity. Underground power lines can give you a dangerous shock that could result in severe injury or even death
Flood waters vs. Animals in Monroe County
- Snakes and other animals may get into your building. Wear work boots and heavy gloves when you are cleaning up from flood waters
- Some animals may find your office a cozy place to live, so be alert
- If tap water is unsafe for you to drink, it is also unsafe for your pets