Flooding is the number one severe weather killer nationwide. Nationally, 75% of presidential disaster declarations are the result of floods. The most dangerous type of flooding is a flash flood. Flash floods can sweep away everyone and everything in their path. Tips to deal with a flood (PDF). After a flood, the physical devastation to personal property and the community is obvious.
These tragic consequences can be compounded by injuries or illness, though, if certain precautions are not taken to protect your personal health and safety. In addition to your physical health, you need to take time to consider your mental health as well. After flood tips and procedures (PDF) from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Read more from the Illinois Department of Public Health.