News Release 133

Department of Natural Resources provides guidance on flooding

Volume 39-133 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 29, 2011 – Some Missouri communities are battling rising floodwaters and preparing for imminent flooding while others are beginning their recovery. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has a natural disaster resource webpage that provides residents of flood-stricken community’s important information on preparing for and recovering from flooding.

The department has updated its Natural Disaster Resources webpage -- dnr.mo.gov/disaster.htm -- to provide community leaders, emergency responders and individuals with fact sheets to aid in both the preparation for and recovery from recent floods.

Preparation:

Reducing the Impact of Flooding – Private Water Wells
Reducing the Impact of Flooding – Propane Tanks
Reducing the Impact of Flooding – Agricultural Chemicals
A Public Health Guide for Emergency Shelters in Missouri for Shelter Coordinators and Staff.
How to Construct a Sandbag Emergency Levee.


After the flood:

Boil Water Notice.
Disaster Response Guidance for Public Drinking Water and Wastewater.
Disaster Response for On-Site Wastewater Systems.
Disaster-Related Animal Production Mortalities Emergency Procedures.
Emergency Guidance for Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste.
Facts on Open Burning Under Missouri Regulations.
Guidance on Wastewater Treatment Plants Affected by Flooding.
Household Chemicals and Household Hazardous Waste.
How to Handle Asbestos-Containing Debris.
Management of Petroleum and Other Materials from Damaged Boats.
Natural Disaster Recovery for Historic Buildings.
Restoring Drinking Water.
Water Pollution.
What to do After the Flood - Regulatory and Permitting Requirements.
What to do with Disaster Debris.
Visit dnr.mo.gov/disaster.htm for publications and fact sheets and dnr.mo.gov/regions/regions.htm.

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