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FloodsHow to Prepare for FloodsGet ready now before the flood waters rise.When a Flood Watch or Warning Is IssuedBe safe, be smart and follow these tips.Protection Against MosquitoesLarge amounts of pooled water after a flood or other natural disaster could lead to an increase in mosquito populations. Fortunately, while they are a pest, the majority do not carry communicable diseases.Mudslides Preparation and SurvivalBe prepared for the possibility of a mudslide (debris slides) or landslides, which are typically associated with periods of heavy rainfall or rapid snow melt. Floods can come as a result of a mudslide or landslide.Flood Watches and WarningsWhat to know about the terms.Flash Flooding Preparation and SurvivalAs pleasant as a rainfall can be, it can quickly turn into a dangerous flooding situation.

Protection Against Mosquitoes

Large amounts of pooled water after a flood or other natural disaster could lead to an increase in mosquito populations. Fortunately, while they are a pest, the majority do not carry communicable diseases.

Here are tips for dealing with mosquito:

Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset

For protection against mosquitoes, use screens on dwellings and wear long sleeved and long legged clothing.

Insect repellents containing DEET are very effective, however, read all instructions before using and use caution when applying to small children. Products containing DEET are available at retail outlets and local and state health departments. (Read the EPA's tips on using DEET.)

To control mosquito populations, drain all standing water left in containers around your home.

Local, state, and federal health authorities will be actively working to control the spread of any mosquito born diseases.

FloodsHow to Prepare for FloodsGet ready now before the flood waters rise.When a Flood Watch or Warning Is IssuedBe safe, be smart and follow these tips.Protection Against MosquitoesLarge amounts of pooled water after a flood or other natural disaster could lead to an increase in mosquito populations. Fortunately, while they are a pest, the majority do not carry communicable diseases.Mudslides Preparation and SurvivalBe prepared for the possibility of a mudslide (debris slides) or landslides, which are typically associated with periods of heavy rainfall or rapid snow melt. Floods can come as a result of a mudslide or landslide.Flood Watches and WarningsWhat to know about the terms.Flash Flooding Preparation and SurvivalAs pleasant as a rainfall can be, it can quickly turn into a dangerous flooding situation.