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Flood Recovery Information
From this page, you will be able to access information on a variety of issues related to flood recovery.
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LaHouse Resource Center
A research-based showcase of solutions and educational programs to help you shape the future with homes that offer MORE benefits with LESS ....
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Termite Resistance
Use multiple methods to make your home resistant to damage from termites, especially Formosan subterranean termites, and other wood-destroying insects. Since basic controls and most state approved stand-alone treatments are not fool-proof, it’s wise to invest in a second line of defense or even a totally termite-resistant structure. Click here to find out how to make your home resistant to termites.
Flood Hazards in Louisiana
Louisiana floods - from excess rain and poor drainage; from overflow of rivers, streams and bayous; from drainage channels backing-up; from storm surge; from levee failures.
NFIP Claims and Levees: What you need to know
Flood Insurance and Levees
FEMA released a Levees Brochure during the Spring 2011 Floods, explaining NFIP coverage behind levees, for protective measures and the waiting period. This page is copied directly from that brochure and includes a PDF of the original document as an attachment.
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My House, My Home
Whenever you build, remodel or buy a home, you have the power of choice. Use this science-based guide to take control of your investment and enjoy a high-performance home that offers so much more than shelter and style alone.
Prepare an evacuation to-go kit for your child
(Distributed 08/29/08) Adults are urged to assemble a “grab-and-go” box of important papers in case of a hurricane evacuation. How about making a “to-go kit” for your child? Assembling a few treasured items can help your child in times of disaster, according to LSU AgCenter family development professor Dr. Rebecca White.
Manage post-hurricane stress
(Distributed 09/07/08) You probably can’t avoid the stress coming in the wake of Hurricane Gustav, but you can manage it, says LSU AgCenter family and consumer sciences specialist Becky White.
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Gulf Region Healthy Homes Training Center
LaHouse is a Gulf Coast Region Healthy Homes Training Center -- a partnership with the National Healthy Homes Training Center that brings together public health and housing professionals to promote practical and cost-effective methods for making homes healthier.
Formosan Subterranean Temite Damage and Detection
Formosan Subterranean Termite Damage and Detection
Most people are aware of the damage fire and severe weather can do to their homes, but many overlook the threat of termites. Photos of termite damage and signs of termite infestation are included in this publication, which covers Formosan subterranean termites and other subterranean termites.
Repairing Your Storm Damaged Roof
The most common wind damage from a storm is to roofing, leading to water damage. The good news is that today there are roofing products and methods that can withstand hurricane force winds.
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Online Training Center and list of GRHP Home Professionals
We offer online interative, video education on best building practices AND the Gulf Region High Peformance (GRHP) Home Professional designation to recognize professionals who have completed a core GRHP educational program and passed a test to verify knowledge.
Find High Performance Home Professionals
List of professionals who have earned the Gulf Region High Performance Home Professional designation.
House and Landscape Designers Selected
On Novermber 10, 2000, Remson-Haley Architects (RHA) has been selected to design the Louisiana House and produce a master plan for development of the six-acre site.
Avoiding Mold Hazards in Your Flooded Home
Steps to prevent mold growth after flooding, and mold clean-up guidelines for do-it-yourselfers.
Maintenance and Inspection Guidelines to Protect Your Home from Termites
Treatments for termites must be integrated with proper maintenance. Eliminate as many conditions conducive to termite infestations as possible by following the five general categories of rules.
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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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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)
It Pays to Maintain Your A/C
Maintaining your air conditioner can save up to 30 percent on operating costs, protect it from early failure, prevent mold from developing in the system, and help it perform at its best. Follow these tips to save money and protect your health. They'll also keep you cool and comfortable this summer.
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