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Holt County, MO (2010-07-23) Personal safety is a concern for volunteers helping with the clean up after flooding in Holt County and surrounding areas.
University Extension specialists say volunteers entering previously flooded homes or building should make sure that electricty is turned off before entering the premise.
Flooded homes and businesses may contain disease causing organisms and large amounts of mold and mildew.
It's recommended that volunteers wear a N-95 mask or a better respirartor to reduce exposure to these contaminants.
Afirst aid kit is a must to have to treat any cuts or scrapes and to reduce the risk of infection.
For more flood safety information contact the Holt County Health Department or the Holt County University of Missouri Extension Center.
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