ShareThis Page

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 or visit

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me