Tetanus is different from other vaccine-preventable diseases because it does not spread from person to person. The bacteria are usually found in soil, dust and manure and enter the body through breaks in the skin - usually cuts or puncture wounds caused by contaminated objects. When cleaning up after a disaster, be careful of cuts and wounds. To prevent infection, including tetanus, clean all cuts and wounds with soap and clean water, use antibiotic ointment, and cover. If a wound swells or drains, seek medical attention immediately. Learn more about Tetanus.
Multi-Agency Resource Center
A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be open this weekend at Valley Middle School located at 4300 Gravois Road, House Springs, MO 63051. Representatives from multiple agencies capable of providing information and assistance related to a wide variety of flood recovery topics will be available to speak to you. Hours of operation will be:
Saturday January 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday January 19, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Represented agencies will include both regional and local Jefferson County organizations.We will be there both days to provide Tetanus Shots along with Flu Shots. Plus we will be able to provide health information and support.
UPDATE: We have received notification from PWSD2 that the boil order has been lifted, water
treatment systems have been fully restored. You can contact PWSD #2 at 636-326-0200 if you need additional information. To learn details regarding this boil order go to:
If you own or operate a restaurant, convenience store, daycare, childcare center or any facility that serves food to the public please reference our:
Mental Health Stress
Disasters, the aftermath and recovery can take its toll on mental health. To help deal with the stress of
disaster recovery download the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Access the disaster kit on your Smartphone.
If you and your household have been affected by flooding, resources are available. Follow this link for helpful tips for flood recovery tips.
The United Way Volunteer center is being used as the central intake point for all disaster operations for regional flooding all affected households should call 2-1-1 to register your household if you have been impacted by flooding.
Volunteers are needed. If you would like to volunteer to aid in flood recovery please go to:
The American Redcross is also actively involved in disaster recovery efforts.
Have you been displace by flooding and are in need of a shelter? Find a shelter near you at:
The First Baptist Church of Arnold is currently a site for displaced flood victims. The shelter is operated by the Red Cross.
If you have been affected by flooding, you will need to return home and begin to clean up when flood waters have subsided. When you return use caution when entering flooded buildings.
When you return to your home or business you will need to begin clean up. While some clean up procedures may be common sense it is helpful to have some reminders to assist you in your clean up efforts.
During your flood recovery efforts don't forget your onsite septic system if you have one. For assistance with steps you may need to take to assess or clean up, repair or abandon an existing system. Contact the Jefferson County Building Commission if you have questions or concerns about your septic system. They may be contacted at (636) 797-5310. For general assistance download the DNR assistance document for septic systems for guidance regarding what to do if your septic system is damaged.
If you obtain your drinking water from a private well and it has been flooded you will need to take steps to restore safe drinking water.
For a broad range of resources go to these resources for more information: