Recent flooding in Gilmer County could pose potential health risks....
Andrea Martin, Enviromental Health Manager for Gilmer County says these precautions should be taken if you were affected by the flooding.
-No swimming or similar recreational activities at this time. Flood waters cotain large amounts of contaminants.
-If items in your house were flooded, they shold be cleaned and sanitized to kill any bacteria.
-homes or bussinesses where walls were saturated with flood waters should have sheet roock, carpets, and insulation removed and allow the wood studs and floors to dry out.