Long Island, New York
Steven Bellone, County Executive
Cleaning and sanitizing your household after an emergency is important to help prevent the spread of illness and disease.
First, wash surfaces with soap and warm, clean water to remove dirt and debris. Next, sanitize surfaces with household bleach.
It is critical to read and follow the safety instructions on any product you use. Below are the most important safety guidelines when using sanitizing products:
Use regular unscented 5%—6% household bleach and follow the instructions in the chart below.
Be aware that flood water may be contaminated. For more information about how to protect yourself and your family, visit Cleanup of Flood Water.
For more information on cleaning and sanitizing with bleach and how to make water safe for drinking, see Water Containers (Cleaning and Storage) and Make Drinking Water Safe.
Joseph F. Williams
John G. Jordan Sr.
Director of the Office of Emergency Management
PO BOX 127
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the county's response to natural or man made disasters. OEM personnel are responsible for the operations of the county's Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and work with local, state, and federal officials in shelter management, planning, resource management, and radiological response coordination.
Phone: (631) 852-4900
Fax: (631) 852-4922
© Suffolk County Government, 2015