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After A Disaster
Aftera Disaster - Lesson Plan for youth Educators sometimes feel unprepared when new students arrive as a result of disaster they experience, and current students sometimes have difficulty feeling empathy for the new transfer students. This lesson plan can be used with groups of youth in junior high and high school who need guidance in dealing with a change in their social environment, i.e., their school, following a disaster or even after positive changes in their life situation.

Help Line Numbers
Here are some toll-free numbers set up to provide disaster assistance:

Filing insurance claims
Steps to take to file an insurance claim following a disaster.

Rent to Own Contracts: Are They for You?
After a disaster, if personal items and furnishings have been lost, rent-to-own purchase contracts may seem like a quick and easy option for replacements. Get the facts.

Navigating Post-Disaster Mortgage Issues
What homeowners can do if they are having difficulty paying their mortgage following a disaster.
Back to School is not the end of Hurricane Season
Unfortunately, hurricane season does not end with the busy start of school each fall. There are LSU Ag Center on-line resources available to aid you in planning and preparing your family.
Beware of Frauds and Scams
Disasters often bring an influx of con artists. Consider these tips to protect yourself and your money.
Disaster Recovery: What You Need To Know About Your Rights As A Tenant
If you rent or lease an apartment, house or business building and the structure is damaged in a natural disaster, read your lease carefully to determine what you need to do regarding damages, terminating the lease, securing temporary housing and other matters.
Disaster Recovery: Filing Insurance Claims
The following steps should be taken to file an insurance claim for disaster damage to your home.
Disaster Recovery: Good News About Your Homeowners Insurance Policy
Although your policy may not cover flood damage to your home, it does offer some protection from loss caused by natural disasters, such as hurricanes.
Disaster Recovery: Beware of Frauds and Scams
Natural disasters often bring an influx of con artists looking for ways to take advantage of the suffering and confusion. Consider these tips to protect yourself and your money.
‘Anniversary Effects’ Of Hurricanes Expected
Flashbacks, feelings of grief or depression and other symptoms can be attributed to the anniversary of a traumatic event such as the loss of a loved one, an accident or a natural disaster. LSU AgCenter family life professor Dr. Diane D. Sasser expects many people will suffer the "anniversary effects" of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Hurricane Hardships Linger Into Holidays
Hurricane season is over, but the hardships from it are lingering into the holidays. Many Louisiana residents endured financial hardships this year, and LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker says holiday budgets may be tight for many.
Disaster Unemployment Available To Storm Victims
Individuals who lost work due to recent hurricanes may qualify for disaster unemployment assistance, according to LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker.
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