Storm raises potential health issues: what you need to know

Last week’s storm and the power outages that followed have caused an increased risk of illness in the East Gippsland community.

The lack of refrigeration could cause some foods to spoil. The potential for outbreaks of food poisoning or conditions such as gastroenteritis is real.

It’s also been a tough time for many people our community, with some people suffering trauma because of the storm and the damage that has occurred.

The Department of Health has prepared a community factsheet with tips on food safety, how to avoid food poisoning and ways to help you deal with any mental health issues you or your loved ones may face following the storm.

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