The rain is gone, but many households across the state still have the unexpected visitor of water to deal with.  Melaney Arnold with the Illinois Department of Public Health offers tips on how to stay safe while cleaning up flood waters.

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Arnold says the most important thing is to avoid skin contact with flood waters.  Forty-eight counties now make up the state's disaster area list.  No word on how long it will take families to recover from the flooding.

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