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Burnett County Government Center
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872

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June 22, 2018 10:04 AM


Residents reminded to stay calm and use caution during storm and flood cleanup.

Burnett County — DHHS Public Health is urging local residents to use caution to protect themselves and their families following the storms and recent flooding experienced in our area. Flood water may be contaminated with bacteria or other hazardous substances. Do not swim or drink from lakes, rivers, or streams, or in other water affected by flooding. Anyone who gets a headache, upset stomach, or flu-like symptoms after being in flood waters should seek immediate medical attention.

“Any private well owner whose well has been flooded should assume that the well is contaminated if flooding covered the well head,” said Allison Fern, Director of Health and Human Services for Burnett County. “Disinfect your well and use bottled water or another safe source of water. Contact Anna Treague, RN at 715-349-7600 for well water test kits.”

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has information on how to care for your well, including disinfectant steps, and a list of licensed well drillers.

Follow these tips to stay safe during flood cleanup:

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