Floodwaters may contain things like sewage, fertilizer, manure, gas, and pesticides. These can harm your health. It is important to stay out of floodwaters and clean up carefully after floodwaters have receded.
Flood preparedness resources
Flood clean up
Flooded homes and businesses can lead to the growth of mold, which can cause health concerns. It is important to stay safe and healthy while cleaning up after a flood.
Private well and drinking water
If you live in an area that flooded, pollutants from floodwaters might contaminate your private well. If you think your drinking water is contaminated:
A flood or loss of power could jeopardize the safety of your food. Learn how to determine if your food is still safe by reviewing the following resources:
Natural disasters can cause stress and depression. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 for free confidential support from the Disaster Distress Helpline.
Health Department Office Location
2nd Floor, 300 4th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Main Business Phone: 608-785-9872
Email: [email protected]
In a public health emergency call 911
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Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday; some service hours may vary