Health & Safety

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For safety info on regarding debris and Home Clean up and Repair, visit www.laportetx.gov/afterthestormhomes.

Water:

Residents in the City of La Porte are safe to drink water. 

Mosquitoes:

Floods create the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. The City of La Porte is working to eliminate the increased numbers of mosquitos in the area. The City’s public works department will be conducting early morning and late evening spraying to kill adult mosquitos in areas impacted by floodwaters (as weather permits). The City is also treating large bodies of standing water where larva are present. 

Residents can also help FIGHT THE BITE by doing the following:

  1. DEFEND- Use an approved insect repellent every time you go outside. Approved repellents are those that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Follow the instructions on the label. 
  2. DRAIN- Regularly drain standing water, including water that collects in empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged rain gutters and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. 
  3. DRESS- Wear long sleeves and pants.
  4. DUSK and DAWN – Try to stay indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
  5. Tetanus Vaccinations.

Road Closures:

We do not have any road closures in La Porte.  

Curfews:

There is no curfew in the City of La Porte at this time.

Staying Healthy:

  • A flood can cause physical hazards and emotional stress. You need to look after yourself and your family as you focus on cleanup and repair.
  • Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewage.
  • Service damaged septic tanks, cesspools, pits and leaching systems as soon as possible. Damaged sewer systems are serious health hazards.
  • Listen for news reports to learn whether the community’s water supply is safe to drink
  • Clean and disinfect everything that got wet. Mud left from floodwaters can contain sewage and chemicals.
  • Rest often and eat well.
  • Keep a manageable schedule. Make a list and do jobs one at a time.
  • Discuss your concerns with others and seek help. Contact Red Cross for information on emotional support available in your area.