|Mud and silt from Slab Fork cover the basement of a home in Mullens, West Virginia after the major flash flood disaster of July 8, 2001. The water rose to above the first floor of this house, submerging and destroying everything in the basement. In addition to their water damage threat, floodwaters are contaminated with mud and bacteria that can pose a health hazard with any item it contacts. Most items affected by floodwater cannot be cleaned and must be disposed of. Image from 4.7MP digital camera.
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