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A disaster recovery guide to help you and your family recover from a disaster.

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Includes information on:

  • Keeping Safe
  • Repairing Tree Damage
  • Basic First Aid
  • Operating a Portable Generator Safely
  • Clearing Debris
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Supply List for Returning Home
  • Evaluating and Handling Food and Drinks
  • Removing Odors from Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Hand Washing
  • Disinfecting and Finding Water
  • Living Without Power
  • Assessing Structural Damage
  • Helping Family Members Cope
  • Caring for Pets
  • Caring for Livestock
  • Controlling Mold
  • Controlling Insects
  • Working with the FEMA
  • Homeowner’s Property Insurance
  • Recovering Home Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Preventing Fraud
  • Obtaining Assistance
  • Reclaiming Flooded Soils
  • Disinfecting Water Wells and Stored Water
  • Salvaging Important Papers, Books, and Photos

 

 

The article is an overview of what to do after a disaster. For example, how to get back your medicare benefits and your social security benefits.

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In an emergency, it can be vital that you know first aid. This publication recommends actions that can be taken for various injuries, emergencies or medical conditions.

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Source:  Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Five videos covering a range of flu topics including:

  • Avoiding Illness at Work and School
  • Social Distancing
  • Home Health Kit
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Taking Temperature

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After an emergency such as a hurricane or flood, it is possible that your water supplies have been temporarily cut off or become contaminated. However, it is still important for you and your family to wash their hands to avoid illness. This fact sheet covers proper techniques on when and how to wash your hand in an emergency situation.

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Evacuation centers serve as temporary shelter for persons displaced from their homes following a disaster. Evacuation facilities vary depending on the location and the degree of damage caused by the event. Office buildings, sports stadiums, churches, residential homes, dormitories and community centers may all be used for emergency shelters. Evacuees are required to share living spaces, bathrooms and kitchen facilities with others and may also be exposed to overly crowded conditions. People exposed to these conditions are vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious diseases. This fact sheet focuses on specific measures that can be taken to prevent the spread of infection inside of an evacuation center.

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Addresses how to stay healthy in the heat and how to help if someone falls ill from heat exposure.   Focuses on children, as well as others at risk, such as the elderly, individuals with illness, overweight individuals, unfit individuals, people who are not acclimatized, and athletes of all ages.

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Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

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Whether caused by a loss of power or floods, food spoilage during storms and other disasters is common. In the event of power loss or flood, it is important to check each food item to determine whether or not it is safe to eat. Do not taste any food you think is spoiled or unsafe to eat! This publication provides a description of food that should be discarded after a disaster along with proper disposal instructions.

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Source:  Texas AgriLife Extension Service

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