After a flood

Asked August 26, 2020, 6:13 PM EDT

Hello I'm new to the area but not new to flooding or severe weather issues. I moved from Missouri and used to frequent tornados. Missouri's extension office will aide in testing for mold and bacterial organisms found in flood waters. Is that something that the extension office can help with if a few samples are brought to you? Also, can you help in providing statics regarding flood water Bourne illnesses the that have occurred locally due to improper clean up efforts?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Hi - These are important questions, but unfortunately they our outside of the expertise of our office (which focuses on home gardening and landscape questions). I recommend that you reach out to your county's government office for this type of information.

Howard County Flood Protection Program
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Bureau-Of-Environmental-Services/Stormwater-Management/Flood-Protection

Howard County Environmental Health Department
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Health

Christa