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Flooded vegetables, fruits present health risk

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Vegetable and fruit crops partly or completely submerged in floodwater or that might have come in contact with the water could be contaminated with microorganisms and should not be sold or consumed as fresh produce, said Purdue University Extension specialists. Inedible flowers and other floriculture crops with flood residue should be […]

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Keep umbrellas handy; Rain and flooding likely to continue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hoosiers should keep their umbrellas and flashlights handy because the thunderstorms that have marked spring, especially early June, likely will continue until the end of July. Infrared satellite images of southern Indiana show widespread flooding of the White and Wabash rivers. The image on the left was taken on May 28, […]

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Agricultural engineer: Septic tanks vulnerable to flooding

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Every toilet flush and running faucet can place an additional burden on septic systems in homes ravaged by Indiana’s floods, said a Purdue University Extension agricultural engineer. Older septic tanks or those in poor condition might be vulnerable to flooding, which can cause wastewater to back up into the house and […]

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