Flooding

Flooding and flood water management in Hampshire

After the floods: protecting your health

Infection problems arising from floods in this country are rare. Usually any harmful bugs in floodwater become very diluted and present a low risk, but there are a few precautions to be aware of when dealing with flooding which should prevent health problems. Public Health England have produced a list of common questions and answers about health issues and flooding.

Flooding is a stressful event and the effects of flooding on an individual can last well beyond the emergency period, so there is also advice on the impact of flooding on mental health.