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City officials are warning people not to play in Hurricane Irma floodwaters after a rise in reported snake bites.
The Florida Department of Health warns that wildlife including snakes and alligators may have been displaced by Irma's strong winds and rain.
Health officials are warning against playing in floodwaters because of hygiene concerns and the risk of snake bites.
Action News Jax viewer Debbie Womack said her son's friend killed a large snake on Monday, when Hurricane Irma moved through our area.
She said the snake was found near Marsh Creek on Anastasia Island.
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Don’t allow children to play in floodwater, it may contain fecal matter— Florida Health Duval (@FLHealthDuval) September 12, 2017
& they can become sick or be bitten by snakes or floating insects.
Don’t allow children to play in floodwater, it may contain fecal matter & they can become sick or be bitten by snakes or floating insects. pic.twitter.com/iLPL5Wt3qV— Florida Health Duval (@FLHealthDuval) September 12, 2017
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