Vehicles navigating through flooding in Oceano, CA, January 2016
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Protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of flooding

Author: Environmental Health Staff
Date: 11/27/2023 1:12:30 PM

Residents living in areas with a high risk of flooding are encouraged to take measures to prevent physical damage from flooding during and after rain events.

The physical damage brought by flood water can be accompanied by health and safety concerns.

Several issues should be considered when dealing with recovery after a flood to help people protect themselves from illness, injury, and death. The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is providing clean-up guidance to assist the community in the event they confront flooding and need to restore their property.