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Post hurricane safety tips from New Hanover County

Post hurricane safety tips from New Hanover County
News from WECT-TV6:

From New Hanover County:

(New Hanover County)– The New Hanover County Health Department has some important safety tips to follow:

Avoid Dangerous Areas

If waters continue to rise, evacuate the area immediately.

Do not walk in, play in or drive through flooded areas. Flood water contains hidden hazards and may be deeper and faster-moving than it appears. Wear shoes at all times.

Stay away from downed power lines.

If you get a cut or puncture wound, get a tetanus booster shot if you have not had one in the past 5 years.

Drinking Water

Public and private wells that have been flooded or have lost electricity may have become contaminated. Water must be treated before use. Use only bottled water for drinking and cooking, if available.

Tap water used for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth or making ice must be boiled for at least five minutes before use.

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