matthew_fema_fuelstation

A fuel station in Lumberton inundated by rainwater deposited by Matthew. Many substances get into flood waters: soil, human and animal waste, chemicals and fuel create a toxic mix in floodwaters. Now that dozens of water treatment plants have been exposed to contaminants, it could take weeks for water in some Down East communities to be drinkable. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

A fuel station in Lumberton inundated by rainwater deposited by Matthew. Many substances get into flood waters: soil, human and animal waste, chemicals and fuel create a toxic mix in floodwaters. Now that dozens of water treatment plants have been exposed to contaminants, it could take weeks for water in some Down East communities to be drinkable. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *