With the extent and severity of recent rains throughout the southeastern part of the state, experts are again reminding Texans their agency provides important information on how to recover from a flood.
“After a flood there are a number of things you can do to protect your family’s health and well-being and restore your property,” said Dr. Joyce Cavanagh, AgriLife Extension specialist in family development and resource management, College Station.
Cavanagh said the Texas Extension Disaster Education Network, Texas EDEN, website at http://texashelp.tamu.edu provides information on cleaning and drying flood-damaged homes, emergency food and water supplies, post-flooding safety precautions and other topics. It also has a number of instructional videos on handling flood recovery.
Additional information can be found at the Texas AgriLife Extension Bookstore at http://bit.ly/2xrIB9f. This site contains many free materials that can be downloaded and printed, including flood recovery safety tips, controlling mold, basic first aid, caring for important papers and post-disaster considerations for older adults.
Cavanagh said those with storm losses who live in areas covered by the Federal Disaster Declaration can register with the Federal Emergency Management Administration by calling 800-621-FEMA or going online to http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
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