The City of Fort Collins is sharing this warning on its website and social media pages: "Please stay out of standing and flood waters that pose risks to your health, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries."

Please heed their advice.

They have a handy PDF file posted which lists some of the dangers of standing water after a flood including:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • Wound Infections
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Injuries
  • Drowning
  • Electrical Hazards

Stay safe out there, and stay out of the water.