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Health impacts after a flood like Hurricane Harvey

While many eyes are focused on Texas as the flooding from Hurricane Harvey continues, it is important to realize that other places also experience extreme flood events.  Even now there have been tremendous rains in parts of Florida with the tropical Investigation 92L, which has moved off to sea, and in the past we have had many flood events from both tropical and non-tropical systems.  This Forbes article describes some of the health hazards which occur following a flood disaster (

Source: Rick Dove, Waterkeeper Alliance