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Family and Home Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources

These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.

Crops and Livestock Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources

These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.

Food and Health Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources

These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. (PDF Format Only)

Formosan Subterranean Termite Control & Prevention After Hurricanes and Flooding
Termites

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)

Build Safer Stronger Smarter: Elevating an Existing Home
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.
Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter: Add Strength and Water Resistance When Repairing Your Roof
repairing roofs
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.
Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter: Add Strength and Water Resistance When Repairing Your Walls
repairing 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.
Hiring a Mold Remediation Contractor
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)
Use Preservative-treated Wood When Rebuilding After a Hurricane
use treated wood
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)
Using Sandbags for Flood Protection
using sandbags
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)
Using Panels as Closures in Flood Protection
using panels
Most floodproofing systems have openings that need to be closed and watertight during a flood. A panel closure is any flat, firm sheet material used to block one of these openings.This publication includes information about using panel closures. (PDF format only)
Using Pumps in Flood Protection
using pumps
If you protect a building with a floodwall, sealant, plastic wrap or any other barrier, you will need to pump water during floods. This publication includes information and tips for designing and constructing your flood protection system when using pumps. (PDF format only)