Health risks of flood waters after hurricanes

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Flood waters and standing waters pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries. (Accuweather)

After the immediate damage and loss of life from a large hurricane, many hazards remain from flood waters and standing water.

Accuweather explains how water-borne infections, wound infections, unsafe drinking water and other situations can arise after a flood in the video above. For more information visit the CDC.
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