The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs in coordination with Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management has opened an Individual Assistance Service Center for local residents who have been impacted by the floods over the past week.
The center is located at the Mayer Rec Center 10001 S. Wicks Ave, Mayer AZ 86333
Hours of operation will be Saturday July 22nd, 2017 through Monday July 24th, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. each day.
Some of the organizations and agencies on site will be:
- Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs
- Yavapai County Emergency Management
- Yavapai County Health and Community Services
- Salvation Army
- Red Cross
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Arizona Department of Insurance
- Arizona Department of Economic Security
- Arizona Registrar of Contractors
- Yavapai County Development Services
- and others
Residents affected by the current flooding are encouraged to come by to learn about services available to them and for a short time receive a tetanus shot if needed.
Flood Safety - After a Flood
Cleanup of Home and Flood Water
If the cleanup is a smaller job that you can do yourself, take precautions by wearing goggles, fitted mask (if appropriate), rubber boots, waterproof gloves, and long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
If the cleanup is a large job, call a professional who is experienced in cleaning up mold.
Dry out your house when you reenter your home by using fans, air conditioning units, and dehumidifiers. Thoroughly clean all hard surfaces (flooring, furniture, countertops, appliances, sinks, etc.) with hot water and laundry or dish detergent, then disinfect with an EPA-registered disinfectant to kill germs. Follow label directions.
If an EPA-registered disinfectant is not available, use a household chlorine bleach solution. To make and use the solution: Add 1 tablespoon of bleach to 1 quart (4 cups) of water, let stand for 3-5 minutes, then rinse the surface with clean water.
Remove and discard items that cannot be washed and disinfected (mattresses, carpeting, carpet padding, rugs, upholstered furniture, cosmetics, stuffed animals, baby toys, pillows, foam-rubber items, books, wall coverings, and most paper products).
Remove and discard drywall and insulation that has been contaminated with sewage or flood waters.
Seek immediate medical attention if you become injured or ill.
After completing the cleanup, wash your hands with soap and water. Use water that has been boiled for 1 minute (allow the water to cool before washing your hands).
Wash clothes worn during flood cleanup activities and clothes contaminated with flood or sewage water in hot water and detergent separate from uncontaminated clothes and linen.
Protect Yourself from Mold
Keep children, elderly, and people with asthma, allergies, breathing conditions or weakened immune systems away from mold.
Minimize the spread of mold spores by decreasing foot traffic, avoid rapid movements, and cover moldy objects when removing them.
Removal and cleaning are important because even dead mold may cause allergic reactions in some people.
Make sure the working area is well ventilated.
Refer to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) document, A Brief Guide to Mold and Moisture in Your Home .
Safe Well Water
Flooded, private water wells will need to be tested and disinfected after flood water recede before being used. Questions about testing should be directed to your local or state health departments.
Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water. When in doubt, throw it out.
Discard any food without a waterproof container, such as containers with screw-caps, snap-lids, crimped caps (soda pop bottles), and home canned foods, if there is any chance that it has come into contact with flood water.
Undamaged, commercially canned foods can be saved if you remove the can labels, thoroughly wash the cans, and disinfect them. Re-label your cans and include the expiration date.
It’s Too Late, When Told To Evacuate!