Caution urged over flood water germs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Public health urges Alabamians to use caution in flood waters because it may contain fecal material from overflowing sewage systems.

In a press release, the department warned that flooding from Thursday's torrential rainfall across the state may result in contaminants being washed into streams, creeks and rivers.

Those with open cuts or sores are advised to keep them as clean by washing well with soap to control infection.

Any fish caught from flood waters should be cooked thoroughly before eating.

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