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That prolonged, intensive rain on March 7-8 has caused flooding in some areas of Warrnambool plus Allansford.

Council staff will work to check and apparent drains, repair roads and now have installed signage advising inhabitants and motorists of just about any water hazards.
The gates inside the Russells Creek flood walls were installed and will remain constantly in place while water levels remain high and further rainwater is forecast.
Pedestrians should certainly avoid the Russells Creek trail.
Please take care on the roads.
Floods present a great deal of potential health hazards, which is why Council refers the community for the following DHHS factsheets as well as information:
After a deluge: animal and insect relevant hazards: Be aware that will wild animals, including rodents, snakes or perhaps spiders, may be trapped in your residense, shed or garden;
Once a flood: returning dwelling safely: When returning to your house after a flood, take precautions to relieve the possibility of injury, illness or disease.
Following a flood: mould along with your health: Flooding can contribute to the growth of mould in your residence, which may be some sort of health risk for family and friends. When returning to ones home/business, be aware of any visible mould or maybe a musty smell. The key to preventing mould growth is always to clean up and normally dry out the house as soon as possible (within 48 hours). Prior to plan your clean-up, keep in mind that not everyone is suited to working in damp, potentially mouldy circumstances.
Personal hygiene is necessary during floods: A availablility of infectious diseases, i. at the. gastrointestinal infections and hepatitis YOUR, can spread through contact with contaminated surfaces, seeing that these may contain faecal material (poo) from overflowing sewage devices, agricultural or industrial wastes. Never use contaminated water to scrub dishes, brush your the teeth, wash your hands, to help and prepare food, help make ice or make infant formula.
Always wash the hands with soap and safe water (that have been boiled or disinfected):
just before preparing or eating nutrition
going to the bathing room
after clean-up activities
after handling articles contaminated along with floodwater or sewage.
If boiled or disinfected water is just not available, you can use alcohol-based products to disinfect the hands.
If you have just about any open cut or sore that has been exposed to floodwater:
Keep it as clean as you can by washing with soap and covering using a plaster.
Contact a doctor for further treatment advice (such for a tetanus shot).
If inflammation, swelling or discharge takes place, seek immediate medical focus.
Parents need to aid their children avoid waterborne disease. Tips include:
Do not allow children that can be played in floodwater areas.
Rinse children’s hands frequently (always in advance of meals).
Do not allow children to play with flood-damaged toys infected with floodwater, until they have got been disinfected.
Food supplies might be contaminated: Floodwaters can change food through direct phone or, indirectly, by inducing interruptions to power supplies, affecting local refrigeration.


Dispose of:
food that has get direct contact with floodwater
any food with which has an unusual odour, coloring or texture
perishable food (including meat, poultry, perch, eggs or leftovers) which have been left at above 5 °C to get more detailed than four hours
canned food that the can is open, protruding or damaged
food keepers with screw caps, snap-lids, crimped truck caps (soft drink bottles), twist caps, flip-top lids and also home-canned foods.
For cleaning cans which can be still sealed, not protruding and intact, but have get contact with floodwater:
Remove the labels.
Wash the cans.
Dip them in a very solution of 1. 5 cups of family chlorine bleach mixed directly into 10 litres of waters (a household bucket) for two minutes.
Re-label the cans using a waterproof marker pen
When the power is on, refreeze or cook food which includes thawed but contains ice crystals as well as being below 4 °C. That the power is off, retailer food safely by:
keeping the refrigerator and also freezer doors closed whenever possible.
adding block or dry ice to the refrigerator if the power will probably be off for longer than four hours. Wear hand protection when handling ice.
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