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Disaster Information Resources
Family and Home Disaster Information Resources Series
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.
Disaster Information Resources
Crops and Livestock Disaster Information Resources Series
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.
Disaster Information Resources
Food and Health Disaster Information Resources Series
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. (PDF Format Only)
Managing in Tough Times
Managing in Tough Times: Tips for Financial and Emotional Survivial
What is your net worth? What are your resources? How do you stretch your food dollars at home? How do you keep lines of communication open during this stressful time? Find these answers and more in this publication. English and Vietnamese versions are available. (PDF Format Only)
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Managing in Tough Times Newsletters
A series of six newsletters from the Family and Consumer Science division of the LSU AgCenter's School of Human Ecology. Created to assist families during recovery after natural or technological disasters, these newsletters feature topics related to family economics, child development and health and nutrition. Available in English and Vietnamese translations. (PDF Format Only)
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LSU AgCenter's Hurricane Katrina Response Plan
This presentation outlines the AgCenter's response to Hurricane Katrina. The strategic plan illustrates how the AgCenter will address the needs of the Louisiana storm victims through volunteers, education and outreach.
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Floodwalls
A floodwall is a self-supporting barrier to floodwater. It may look like a garden wall or privacy fence, but it has more internal reinforcing and a more substantial foundation. This heavier construction keeps the wall from tipping or sliding. The foundation also blocks seepage of water under the wall. This publication includes information on the cost, considerations and construction of floodwalls. (PDF format only)
Hurricane Tracking Chart
There's a Hurricane Forming... (includes tracking chart)
It’s time to pull out your family disaster plan. Even if you don’t have one, there are still things you can do! Find tips on what to do when preparing for a hurricane and Emergency Management Office telephone numbers for selected Louisiana parishes (most affected by hurricanes and tropical storms). It is designed to print on legal-sized paper. (PDF Format Only)
Termites
Formosan Subterranean Termite Control & Prevention After Hurricanes and Flooding
Is re-treating for termites necessary after hurricanes and flooding? Find those answers and also find information on preventing Formosan subterranean termites from spreading, disposing of termite-infested wood and debris, transporting mulch and other wood debris, inspecting and re-treating, signs of infestation and differences between termites and ants. (PDF format only)
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Build Safer Stronger Smarter: Elevating an Existing Home
If you live in Louisiana, your primary objective in raising a home is likely to be flood avoidance, even if you’re not in an identified flood hazard area. Elevation is the most effective on-site method of reducing future flood damage.
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Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter: Add Strength and Water Resistance When Repairing Your Roof
Whether you are just replacing a few shingles or have damage that requires you to strip your roof down to the rafters, you can take steps at every stage of work to minimize future storm damage. In addition, for new construction and substantial remodeling or repair, you’ll have to meet residential building codes designed to reduce potential roof damage from storms.
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Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter: Add Strength and Water Resistance When Repairing Your Walls
Any home repair or remodeling work you do presents an opportunity to help your home fare better in the next storm. Whether you are just replacing siding or you have damage that's requiring you to completely remove all the wall coverings – inside or outside – you can work to minimize future storm damage at every stage of the project.
managing in tough times
Managing in Tough Times
Managing in Tough Times provides helpful information for families experiencing a disaster, such as how to manage family finances, keep the family strong and stay healthy. Topics include financial survival tips, getting the most from what you have, what bills to pay first, making meaning our of adversity, helping children cope with crisis, keys to coping with stress and cutting food costs.
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Mold Removal Guidelines for Your Flooded Home
A flood-damaged home needs special care to remove mold safely and effectively. Mold begins to grow on materials that stay wet longer than two or three days. The longer mold grows, the greater the health hazard it is and the harder it is to control. (PDF Format Only)
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Hiring a Mold Remediation Contractor
Hiring a qualified contractor for mold remediation is not required but generally is safer and more effective than a "do-it-yourself" approach because of the use of specialized equipment. In either case, you should carefully follow safety precautions to reduce exposure to mold. This publication provides guidance on safe and effective mold remediation practices and how to select a qualified remediation professional. (PDF Format only)
Disaster Information Resources - Recovery
Information to help you and your family to recover after storms or floods.
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Use Preservative-treated Wood When Rebuilding After a Hurricane
Your new home can be safeguarded by using preservative-treated wood and following an integrated pest management program at the time of construction. (PDF format only)
Using Levees for Flood Protection
Using Levees for Flood Protection
A levee is a barrier that holds water away from the building. It can protect your home from flooding as well as from the force of water, from scouring at the foundation and from impacts by floating debris. This publication includes information about constructing a private levee. (PDF Format Only)
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Wet Floodproofing
The phrase “wet floodproofing” may sound like a contradiction, but it is the label used to refer to a collection of methods intended to reduce damage to a building when flooding occurs. This publication explains how wet floodproofing lets water into the building but protects the structure, contents and building systems independently. (PDF format only)
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Using Sandbags for Flood Protection
Sandbags can be used to fill gaps in a permanent flood protection system, to raise an existing levee or to build a complete emergency levee.This publication contains information on filling and stacking sandbags and on using them for short walls and full levees. (PDF Format Only)
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