The UK Health Security Agency publish their latest Flooding and Health guidance

Flooding can cause a range of health problems. There may be direct effects such as physical injury, or an increased risk of developing skin or gut infections through contact with contaminated food water. Longer-term effects can include mental health problems and chest problems due to exposure to mould and damp.

In England, most of the health burden linked to flooding comes from effects on people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Follow this link to read more, including:

  • How to safely clean your home

  • Mental health impacts

  • How you can help others

  • Local health services

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