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Tetanus shots offered for flood victims

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Victims of last week’s heavy flooding, along with clean-up volunteers and public safety crews, can get a free tetanus shot on Wednesday.

UPMC St. Margaret and the St. Margaret Foundation have partnered to offer care following the July 2 floods that impacted much of the Lower Valley.

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., public works employees can get a shot during an appreciation lunch at UPMC St. Margaret, 815 Freeport Road.

Flood victims and clean-up volunteers can go to Roots of Faith, 800 Main St., Sharpsburg, from 1 to 3 p.m.

“Although most floods do not cause serious outbreaks of infectious disease, they can cause sickness in workers and others who come in contact with contaminated floodwater,” said Stephanie Stanley, St. Margaret spokeswoman.

St. Margaret Foundation opened a free store this week where people impacted by floods can get furniture, rugs, fans, dehumidifiers and storage containers.

Items are available at Fox Chapel Plaza, at the corner of Fox Chapel and Freeport Roads in O’Hara.

The site is open for drop-off and pick-up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11, 13 and 14. The foundation has collected $3,000 to help families replace appliances.

“Floods caused many people to lose everything in their basements and first floors,” foundation President Mary Lee Gannon said.

For more, contact FCAreaFloodRelief@gmail.com or visit StMargaretFoundation.org.

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