State highway workers rescueing motoristThe Illinois Department of Public Health has organized information on this website to provide guidance in dealing with flood-related public health issues during a flood and its aftermath. If you have questions related to a flood or suggestions for additional information, please send us an e-mail at



After the Flood (PDF)
Surviving Disasters
- En Español (PDF)


Fact Sheets

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Black

Cleaning Up After Flood and Sewer Overflows

Common Questions and Answers about Mold

Emergency Hauling, Storing and Disinfecting of Water Supplies

Infection Control Measures for Health-Care Facilities during Flooding, Sewage
Intrusion, or Other Water-Related Emergencies

Key Facts About Flood Readiness - En Español - CDC

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) IDPH HealthBeat

MRSA information for the public - CDC

MRSA and the workplace information - NIOSH

MRSA educational materials (posters) - CDC

Recommendations for Mosquito Surveillance and Control after Flooding -PDF

Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine Use In Emergency Situations - PDF

Tetanus Information - CDC

Vapor Intrusion

West Nile Virus


Other Links

Ready Illinois - Flood Report

Flood - FEMA

Flood and Dam Failure - HHS

Floods - CDC

Faith-Based Emergency Preparedness Initiative

Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster - CDC

Local Health Departments in Illinois (Contact Information)

National Weather Service - Illinois Weather Information

535 West Jefferson Street | Springfield, Illinois 62761 | Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987 | TTY 800-547-0466