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NKY Health urges precaution for those in flooded areas; offers safety tips for clean up

Heavy rains have caused flooding in the City of Covington and surrounding areas.

In an effort to keep the public informed and safe, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is working with the City of Covington to inform residents how to remain safe and avoid illness during flood clean-up.

“We understand that this is a difficult time for residents who are affected by these floods,” said Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health for NKY Health. “We want to make sure that residents have the information they need to keep their families safe.”

Residents with floodwaters in their homes and anyone involved in flood clean-up efforts should take the precautions included here to stay safe when entering flood-affected areas.

“We are providing recommendations for residents for safe cleanup and disinfection as they address flood damage in their homes,” stated Steve Divine, Director of Environmental Health and Safety for NKY Health.

Covington Mayor Joe Meyer said the City really appreciates the Health Department’s guidance.

“We reached out to them because they know better than anyone the health and safety issues in play here, and can help us provide this important information.”

For a copy of the flyer, residents can visit www.nkyhealth.org, as well as Covington City Hall and other community locations noted on the website.

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