ARNOLD, MO (KTVI)- The recovery from this historic flooding is just beginning and will likely last several weeks. Today, officials are not only concerned with the massive cleanup but with the safety of those involved.
The bulk distribution center is located inside the city's rec center. As homeowners begin tackling the huge task ahead of them, officials are concerned with their safety. Starting today, the city is giving free tetanus shots to victims and volunteers.
Floodwaters, even standing water, pose a great risk because it's impossible to know what's in the murky waters. Surprisingly, public health officials say most accidents and injuries happen after the flooding, during the cleanup.
Those helping out in Arnold can get free tetanus shots with proof of residency, if you haven't had one in the last 10 years. They'll also be handing out free cleaning supplies.
Over the weekend, there was an overwhelming turnout for a donation drive organized by Fox High School students. They received so much they called it off early. Donations filled the school library and stretched out into the parking lot.
Now, officials are stressing they don't need more donations. They're in need of time and help from volunteers to sort and distribute the items.
This afternoon, those in need can start picking those items at 4p.m. at the Fox C-6 Service Center in Jefferson County.
After today, pick-ups will be at Fox High School at the same time.
Arnold flood victim donation pick-ups
Fox C-6 Service Center
745 Jeffco Boulevard
Today at 4p.m.
Fox High School
751 Jeffco Boulevard
Tuesday- Friday at 4p.m.
For more information visit facebook.com/foxc6schools