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Step by step guide to cleaning a home that has been damaged by flood waters.

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A fact sheet consisting of information about bird flu and important points to consider.

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The information in the Tree Care Kit covers knowledge about urban tree care, damage prevention, and disaster recovery for trees. The site can help homeowners increase awareness of preventative maintenance and recovery, and ultimately reduce loss of trees and damage to surrounding structures.

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Recent natural disasters have emphasized the importance of emergency preparedness. Everyone should have individual and family evacuation plans in place. Extensive planning should include all members of the family. Keep in mind that an emergency plan may be different for every family, yet there are common elements. It is critical that each family have a planned evacuation arrangement and an evacuation “to-go” box ready for emergencies.

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Many people have concerns about selecting insecticides to control the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. They want more information about product toxicity and its effects on the environment, other insects, and pets. Risks of having a fire ant infestations and use of insecticides for their control always need to be balanced with the benefits of eliminating the pest with careful insecticide use. Discussed in this fact sheet are several considerations for minimizing and assessing risk when selecting insecticide treatments for imported fire ant control.

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Farm tractors and other machinery are critical to the livelihood and productivity of the farm. Failure to protect them from natural disasters, such as floods, can put an agriculture producer out of business. If at all possible, move all tractors and implements out of flood-prone areas before it’s too late. However, if circumstances prevent their removal, there are some things you can do to recondition or restore this equipment immediately after a flood to resume operation and prevent permanent rusting and corrosion.

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From 1994 to 2004 federal agencies spent a total of $9,127,325,600 on aid after wildfires. In 2004 alone, a total of 6,790,692 acres were burned in wildfires in the United States, and Federal agencies spent $890,223,000 on recovery assistance. Wildfires also affect America’s farms and ranches, damaging and destroying homes, barns, agriculture production facilities, crops and livestock. Much of this damage can be avoided, or at least minimized, if a few precautions are taken to minimize the risk and spread of wildfires.

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Treating and managing horses that have been affected by fires.

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