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Many Texans are returning to their residences to begin tackling flood damage – most situations will likely require professional assistance, however the EPA & other organizations do offer some handy guides to help. We have compiled some of the most pertinent issues flood victims are now facing.

My Home Or Business Just Flooded–What Should I Do?

 

My Home Or Business Just Flooded–What Should I Do?

Mold poses a significant health risk. After flooding (with unclean water) many items will not be salvageable for safety reasons, however hopefully these resources can provide help in how to deal with the next steps of Hurricane Harvey.

  • Dealing with Disaster: Homeowners
    https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/general-information-disaster-preparedness-and-response#home
  • Reentering Your Flooded Home
    https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/mold/reenter.html
  • Flood Water After a Disaster or Emergency – Cleanup of Flood Water
    https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/cleanupwater.html
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing with Bleach after an Emergency
    https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/bleach.html
  • Floods and Mold Growth
    https://www.epa.gov/mold/floods-and-mold-growth
  • CDC After a Flood – Mold
    https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/after.html
  • Dealing with Debris and Damaged Buildings
    https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/dealing-debris-and-damaged-buildings
  • Be Safe After a Hurricane
    https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/be-safe-after.html
  • Evacuee Educational Materials
    https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/educationalmaterials.html
  • Disaster Assistance:
    https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
  • Hurricane Harvey (FEMA):
    https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey
  • NOAA Weather Alerts:
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
  • Emergency Alert System (EAS) Fact Sheet (PDF)
Please note: The information shared here is for informational purposes only. Please consult a professional. If mold growth is heavy and items are valuable or important, you may wish to consult a restoration/water damage/remediation expert.
Sources

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov)
CDC – Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov)
NHC – National Hurricane Center (www.nhc.noaa.gov)
American Red Cross (www.redcross.org)
FEMA (www.fema.gov)

Preparedness and You! emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/
Hurricanes – Learn How To Protect Yourself. cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes
Preparedness and You! emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/