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Staying Safe During Floods

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YAKIMA, Wash. - The State Department of Health recommends people put water aside for emergency use in case their water supply is contiminated.

They also warn hikers and fishermen to be cautious due to heavy erosion along shorelines and the base of trees.

Here are a few tips to keep you safe during floods:

-Use proper storage containers and ever use containers that were previously used for pesticides, chemicals, solvents or oils.

-Add liquid bleach to the water. Use 10 drops per gallon or one teaspoon for 10 gallons.

-Keep emergency supplies in your home or vehicle and keep away from urban ponds.

There's still a flood warning for both Kittitas and Yakima counties and there's more rain in the forecast for Tuesday.