Delaware Division of Public Health will open a Storm Recovery Support Call Center at noon, Tuesday for residents who have questions about flood recovery.
The call center was originally scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, but state officials adjusted the hours as Hurricane Sandy nears closer to Delaware's coast.
Residents can contact the Delaware Division of Public Health's Hurricane Sandy call center at (866) 408-1899. The call line is scheduled to be open between noon and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and then from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday. Hours may be subject to change due to call volume. For updated call center hours, follow Twitter #SandyDe or #StormDE.
DPH operators will be able to answer questions about flooded wells, drinking water safety, food safety, mold and other issues; including:
How do you find out if your food is safe after a power outage or a flood?
What to do with a flooded well?
How do I disinfect my water?
How do you prevent mold after a flood?
What is the safest way to clean up a flooded basement?
How do you avoid indoor air quality problems?
What do I need to do to reopen a food establishment after flooding?
For immediate information, visit www.Delaware.gov for fact sheets on coping with flooding.
Spanish speaking operators will be available. Individuals seeking TTY services should call 7-1-1 or (800) 232-5460. A person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled can use a TTY to type his/her conversation to a relay operator, who then reads the typed conversation to a hearing person at the DPH call center. The relay operator relays the hearing person's spoken words by typing them back to the TTY user. To learn more about TTY availability in Delaware, visit http://delawarerelay.com.