DHHS News Releases
Audio (mp3 format)
River Dangers - 30 second public service announcement.
Wells Near Flooded Areas Need to be Tested - Jack Daniel, administrator of the Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Health
- Test water if there is a change in taste of color
Disaster-Related Stress - Scot Adams, director, Division of Behavioral Health
- Dealing with problems can be exhausting. It's helpful to talk to someone.
- If stress interfering with life, get help
- Resilient people recover
- Stress is normal response to flooding
- Warning signs of stress
Food Safety - Jack Daniel, Administrator of the Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Health
- How flood water can contaminate a food supply?
- What about canned goods?
- What about food in refrigerators and freezers during a power loss?
Water Quality- Jack Daniel, Administrator of the Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Health
- Indicators that your water might be affected
- Alternatives to contaminated drinking water
- When should wells be tested?
Take Action Before Flooding to Protect Drinking Water
- Why is flood water in a well unsafe?
- What should be done to prevent contamination of wells?
Additional Audio Resources (streaming format)
Fact Sheets / FAQs
Links and Resources
All non-DHHS Websites open in a NEW browser window.
Water testing kit request - private citizen
Water testing kit request - government or school
NEMA - Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
Nebraska's Local Health Departments
National Weather Service - River Report
CDC - After a Flood
USDA - Keeping Food Safe During An Emergency
DEQ - Department of Environmental Quality
Get information on debris cleanup, disposal of animal carcasses and hazardous waste.
Nebraska Department of Insurance
Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader
which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.