Photos: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey; AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
EDEN links Extension educators from across the U.S. and various disciplines, enabling them to use and share resources on disasters. Topics in Focus include floods and flooding, oil spill, pandemic flu, tornado, swine influenza, and food safety and defense.
eXtension is an online, interactive learning environment containing researched knowledge from land-grant universities across America. Information, articles, frequently asked questions and more can be found. Disasters: Floods Clean Up and Recovery is one of the many topics covered.
Recovery information - the longer process of bringing the community back to 'normal'
Resources for Storm Victims:
How to apply for disaster assistance:
Housing and Mold
CDC - Molds in the Environment
EPA - Flood Cleanup: Avoiding Indoor Air Quality Problems; A Brief Guide To Mold, Moisture, and Your Home; Mold Resources; Mold and Moisture; Flood Cleanup and the Air in Your Home
Red Cross - Repairing Your Flooded Home
UT Extension - Mold and Cleanup After A Flood
UT Extension - Protecting Wood in Flooded Homes
UT Extension - Drying Flooded Wooden Structures
If your home was flooded and you have removed the drywall and other building componenets, you need to make sure the studs and other wood framing materials are dry before you enclose them; or you could have mold growing inside your walls! Take a short tutorial on how to use a moisture meter to make sure your home structure is dry enough to complete. You will need to set up an account, but it's free and easy.
Contact your local Extension agent to see if a moisture meter is available for loan.
Landscapes and Gardens
eXtension - Recovering the Flooded Landscape
UT Extension - Flood Information for Landscape and Gardens
UT Extension - Pesticides in Flooding Situations
eXtension - Returning to a Farm After a Flood
eXtension - Salvaging Flood-damaged Agricultural Buildings
eXtension - Managing Flooded Grain Bins
UT Extension - Dead Animal Disposal
UT Extension - Wandering Livestock
U.S. FDA - Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods
UT Extension - A Quick Consumer Guide to Safe Food Handling
U.S.D.A - Food Safety During An Emergency
UT Extension - Replacing Important Papers
Rutgers Extension - Helping Children Recover From Disasters
LSU Extension - Rebuilding Our Lives After the Storm - A Disaster Recovery Self-help Series for Families
NDSU Extension - How Am I? - A Booklet about stress for kids
Schools and Other Large Buildings
EPA - Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings