Health risks of flood waters after hurricanes: What to expect after Harvey

Monday, August 28, 2017 12:17PM
Flood waters and standing waters pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries.

After the immediate damage and loss of life from Hurricane Harvey, many hazards remain from flood waters and standing water.

Accuweather explains how water-borne infections, wound infections, unsafe drinking water and other situations can arise after a flood in the video above. For more information visit the CDC.