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Flood Water After a Disaster or Emergency (odh.ohio.gov)

When returning to your home after a hurricane or flood, be aware that flood water may contain sewage. Protect yourself and your family by following these steps:

Inside the Home

  • Keep children and pets out of the affected area until cleanup has been completed.
  • Wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, and goggles during cleanup of affected area.
  • Remove and discard items that cannot be washed and disinfected (such as, mattresses, carpeting, carpet padding, rugs, upholstered furniture, cosmetics, stuffed animals, baby toys, pillows, foam-rubber items, books, wall coverings, and most paper products).
  • Remove and discard drywall and insulation that has been contaminated with sewage or flood waters.
  • Thoroughly clean all hard surfaces (such as flooring, concrete, molding, wood and metal furniture, countertops, appliances, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures) with hot water and laundry or dish detergent.
  • Help the drying process by using fans, air conditioning units, and dehumidifiers.
  • After completing the cleanup, wash your hands with soap and warm water. Use water that has been boiled for 1 minute (allow the water to cool before washing your hands).
    • Or you may use water that has been disinfected for personal hygiene use (solution of ⅛ teaspoon [~0.75 milliliters] of household bleach per 1 gallon of water). Let it stand for 30 minutes. If the water is cloudy, use a solution of ¼ teaspoon (~1.5 milliliters) of household bleach per 1 gallon of water.
  • Wash all clothes worn during the cleanup in hot water and detergent. These clothes should be washed separately from uncontaminated clothes and linens.
  • Wash clothes contaminated with flood or sewage water in hot water and detergent. It is recommended that a laundromat be used for washing large quantities of clothes and linens until your onsite waste-water system has been professionally inspected and serviced.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you become injured or ill.

See also Reentering Your Flooded Home , Mold After a Disaster , and Cleaning and Sanitizing With Bleach after an Emergency.

 
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OHIO TAKING PROACTIVE EFFORT TO REMAIN FREE OF DEADLY
AVIAN FLU (bird flu) AS OTHER STATES STRUGGLE WITH EFFECTS OF THE VIRUS

Read the following information from the Ohio Department of Agriculture:
 

 ADOPTION LAW CHANGE

EFFECTIVE MARCH 20, 2015 a change in law will affect access to adoptions finalized between January 1, 1964 - September 18, 1996.

Senate Bill 23 modified the law governing records of adoptions.  This law will allow those adoptions to gain access to their adoption file and original birth record from the Ohio Department of Health.  For information call 614-466-2531 or the form required to request a copy of the adoption file and information needed is on the Ohio Department of Health Webpage.  www.odh.ohio.gov/vs

 
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COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Kenton Hardin Health Department has collected and assembled helpful phone numbers and information about important community resources for our community. Click on this section to view a listing of these resources. Click below to get information in the Directory:  (please let us know if your information is not correct or if you have changes)

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CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR AN IMMUNIZATION CLINIC

Kenton-Hardin Health Department immunization clinics on Thursdays 8:45am - 4pm in Kenton.  Appointments are preferred.  Don’t forget your shot record and your insurance card. See our Calendar for Immunization Clinics.

We now accept most medical insurances as well as Ohio Mecicaid

If you would like, call to make an appointment 419-673-6230 X1023.

 
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