Possible Flooding Could Bring more than Water

By: Ryan Rodig Email
By: Ryan Rodig Email

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee says Southeast Alabama could see at least 4-6 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Fay.

Besides water, there are other things to remember associated with high levels of rain.

Dough Turnbull, Environmental Supervisor for the Houston County Health Department, says wildlife may be more visible.

"Anytime you have flooding in this area, snakes especially, they are going to look for higher ground to get out of the water, Turnbull said. "Same with other wildlife like foxes and raccoons, they are all going to look for higher ground to escape the water much like we would do."

Contaminated water from sewage or field runoff could bring other problems.

"You have to worry about tetanus," Turnbull says. "If you are not up to date on your tetanus shot and you get out and get scratched or cut see your physician or Health Department and get your shots."

Turnbull says to empty water containers around the outside of your house, to make sure mosquitoes don't show up in hoards.

If you need to call about unwanted wildlife-

Houston County Rabies Control: 678-2810

Dothan City Animal Control- 615-3000

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