Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Travel Information (Statewide road closures.) Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Current Flood InformationIncludes dam updates, assuring the safety of your drinking water and managing debris and waste (including sandbags) after the flood. Waukesha County Flood Safety Guide - Includes topics: water, hygiene and sanitation, food, sewer and wastewater, injury prevention and mold.
Basic Safety Tips for Clean-up
Ready Wisconsin on Flooding
The Red Cross link to How to Prepare for a Flood provides further information about flood safety, supplies, insurance, and cleanup.
A multi-page booklet and poster (in Spanish and English) are available online from the EPA that give simple instructions for Safely cleaning your home after a flood.
The Red Cross Returning to Your Home also provides further basic information flood cleanup.
For much more detailed information about how to clean, disinfect and repair your flooded home, the American Red Cross and FEMA have prepared a 56 page booklet Repairing Your Flooded Home (in Spanish and English).
Wisconsin Department of Health Services link to Flood Hazards and Recovery
Federal Communicable Diseases Center (CDC) link to Flood Clean-up Instructions and Potential Hazards UW-Extension recommendations on the Safety of Produce from Flooded Gardens.
REDUCING MOSQUITOSWisconsin Department of Health and Family Services flyer with suggested Steps to Reduce Mosquito Populations and protect yourself against bitesWATER WELLS and SAMPLINGIf you are concerned that a flood may have affected your private well, you can get a water test collection kit from the Environmental Health Division several ways:
If your water sample analysis result is unsafe, the Waukesha County Environmental Health Division will resample your water supply and inspect the visible well construction. Any pump installation deficiencies will require correction.Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Recommendations for Private Wells Inundated by Flooding and a Well Disinfection Procedure.
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