Citizens urged to exercise caution from overflows caused by tropical system

June 18, 2021 

Citizens urged to exercise caution from overflows caused by tropical system

MOBILE, Ala. — Increased rainfall, flood waters, and higher than normal tides will likely take place because of circumstances relating to Potential Tropical Cyclone 3. This could result in contaminants from various sources entering streams, creeks, rivers, and eventually bay waters.

These waters may contain fecal contamination from Sanitary Sewer Overflows as well as other contaminates from a variety of sources. Sewer systems in Mobile County may well experience excessive Sanitary Sewer Overflows because of power outages and inundation of the sanitary sewers by overwhelming volumes of storm water.

“The Mobile County Health Department urges citizens to use caution when using these affected areas for swimming or recreational activities,” said Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer of Mobile County.

Although skin contact with floodwaters does not, by itself, pose a serious health risk, there is some risk of disease from eating or drinking anything contaminated with floodwater. If an individual has open cuts or sores that will be exposed to flood water, keep them as clean as possible by washing well with soap to control infection.

Whether there is a flood or not, anyone who gets a wound and has not had a tetanus shot within the past 10 years should get one. If a wound develops redness, swelling or drainage, seek immediate medical attention.

Also, any seafood caught from these waters should be thoroughly cooked prior to consumption. After handling seafood, thoroughly wash hands with soap and water.

Make preparations in advance of tropical weather system

June 18, 2021

Make preparations in advance of tropical weather system

MOBILE, Ala. — As tropical weather approaches Mobile County within the next 24 hours, the Mobile County Health Department recommends persons with medical needs to activate their personal plan as soon as possible.

Stay with family or friends outside the threat area. This is especially important for persons who are dependent on electricity. You should also take a 5- to 7-day supply of medications with you.

If you elect to shelter at home, be sure to have flashlights, water, and adequate food. Do not shelter in flood-prone areas or in mobile home-type structures.

Please monitor the health department’s Facebook page (IloveMCHD) for updates throughout the storm, as well as local media outlets, the National Weather Service, and the Mobile County Emergency Management Agency (https://www.facebook.com/MobileCountyEMA).

For additional tips on being prepared for a foul weather events, please visit https://www.ready.gov/ and www.alabamapublichealth.gov/get10.

Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients for June 18, 2021

Please find attached the new patient characteristics data that is being compiled by the Mobile County Health Department. This will be produced Mondays through Fridays.

ADPH has a new Dashboard Hub that collates available COVID-19 data on vaccines, county risk indicator, cases and deaths, and K-12 school report.

https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d84846411471404c83313bfe7ab2a367

Worldwide and United States COVID-19 case counts are available at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

6.18.21 COVID Daily Report

Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients for June 17, 2021

Please find attached the new patient characteristics data that is being compiled by the Mobile County Health Department. This will be produced Mondays through Fridays.

ADPH has a new Dashboard Hub that collates available COVID-19 data on vaccines, county risk indicator, cases and deaths, and K-12 school report.

https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d84846411471404c83313bfe7ab2a367

Worldwide and United States COVID-19 case counts are available at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

6.17.21 COVID Daily Report

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

June 16, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on June 14 at 9070 Moffett Road.

Approximately 240 gallons of wastewater overflowed as a result of a lift station failure. All of the sewer was contained and ground absorbed. None reached state waters.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

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