Keep Children Safe During Disaster Cleanup

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  • Keep children and pets away from debris.
  • Children should not help with clean-up. Do not use N-95 masks on children.
  • Do not allow children to play in moving or standing water.
  • Children should cover their arms, legs and feet when outside.
  • Use insect repellent with DEET or Picaridin on children when outside.
  • Keep children away from dead or stray animals.
  • Disinfect toys with diluted bleach. When in doubt, throw toys out.
  • Wash hands with soap and clean water. Clean and cover open wounds.

HELP YOUR CHILDREN PREPARE FOR AND RECOVER FROM DISASTERS WITH THESE ACTIVITY BOOKS. www.cdc.gov/phpr/readywrigley/books.htm AND www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/pdf/Being_Safe_After_a_Flood-Activity_Book.pdfCdc-pdf [PDF – 5.1 MB]

MORE INFORMATION ON CLEAN UP: www.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup/facts.html

MORE INFORMATION ON DISINFECTING TOYS: www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/cleaning-sanitizing/household-cleaning-sanitizing.html

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