Cleaning up safely

By: Todd Larkin Email
By: Todd Larkin Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- As the water slowly recedes on Lake Texoma, efforts now turn to the cleanup. But what precautions people should take in that cleanup process?

Rain has caused one problem after another for local residents, including oil and sewage spills.

Now officials with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality are making sure you know how to clean up safely.

It's not just the raw sewage and oil in the water that concerns people around Texoma and other flooded areas. It's what those dirty waters could leave behind.

Black mold can take over fabrics in furniture, carpets, even stuffed animals and baby toys.

Other problems can be a simple rash to extreme cases of stomach cramps and severe fever.

DEQ and state health department officials say cleaning up will be a difficult chore and they want to make sure citizens take the right precautions.

The Oklahoma DEQ and Texas CEQ have a lot more info on proper cleaning procedures.

You can visit their websites by following the below this story.


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  • by me Location: sherman on Jul 11, 2007 at 06:21 AM
    I agree! He is cute cute cute! Would love to see him on the morning show that way we could see more of his cute face! I would get up just to see him and Lisanne cause that is something I stopped doing after I saw a day or two of that Ryan! Todd is GREAT!
  • by anon Location: texoma on Jul 10, 2007 at 07:01 AM
    This reporter is great he does an excellent job! I really enjoy his reports, it is nice to see a young goodlooking man that is good at his job. I think you should consider him on the morning show with Lisanne he would be great! Thanks for the great information on the effects of the water.
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