Mississippi State Department of Health

JACKSON, Miss. — In preparation for the predicted flooding of the Pearl River in Jackson this weekend, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) recommends area residents in flood warning zones take the following safety precautions:

If you are under a flood watch or warning:

If you are ordered to evacuate:

You should never ignore an evacuation order. If a flood warning is issued for your area or you are directed by authorities to evacuate:

Home emergency supplies:

You should stock your home with supplies that may be needed during the emergency period. At a minimum, these supplies should include:

Immunizations information for individuals impacted by flood waters:

Tetanus vaccination is recommended if it’s been 10 years or more since the last tetanus vaccination (Tdap is the recommended vaccine). In the event of a puncture wound or wound contaminated with flood waters, individuals should consult with a healthcare provider.

Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667
Note to media: After hours or during emergencies, call 601-576-7400.

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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