I know: we all think of the vegetables as victims in a flood, but contamination could turn your produce into rogue rutabagas.
I also promoted this article through my DeHaan Services blog entry, "Floods may Contaminate your Garden or Orchard".
First, read news releases with an open mind. I was inspired to write this article by a Pennsylvania State University item. Since I usually think of flooding as "immediate threat to life" and "expensive property repairs", this health follow-up was new to me.
Second, consider whether a topic has value to anyone. While I hope none of my readers is hit by any natural disaster, it's clear that some people will be unlucky. Since this information was new to me, it might be new and valuable to others.