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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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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.
My House Family
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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HVAC for Home Performance workshop
As the energy-efficiency bar rises, the margin for error shrinks. Join this 3-day workshop to gain expertise in building science concepts that are key to prevent, diagnose and solve problems. You’ll learn best practice methods for HVAC design and crucial air sealing techniques to achieve the 2009 IRC energy code duct tightness provisions. This course also includes Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) verifier training and certification.
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Duct and Envelope Testing (DET) Verifier certification class
This two-day course is designed to introduce the skills necessary to become a Southface Energy Institute certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier qualified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2009 and 2012 residential energy codes. LaHouse Resource Center is an authorized provider of the Southface training, exam and certification.
Your Energy Efficient Home Checklist
Use this checklist to explore components and features of your sustainable Louisiana house.
Your High-Performance Home CHECKLIST
Use this complete checklist to explore all the components and features of a sustainable home in Louisiana, or refer to each section seperately in the links below.
Your Convenient and Practical Checklist
Use this checklist to explore components and features of your sustainable Louisiana house.
Your Durable Home Checklist
Use this checklist to explore components and features of your sustainable Louisiana house.
Your Earth-friendly Home Checklist
Use this checklist to explore components and features of your Louisiana house.
Your Hazard-resistant Home Checklist
Use this checklist to explore features and components of your sustainable Louisiana house.
Your Healthy Home Checklist
Use this checklist to explore features and components of your sustainable Louisiana house.
Your High-performance Home Checklist
Use this checklist to explore features and components of a sustainable Louisiana house.
Insect Problems Follow Floods
Certain insect problems increase dramatically after flooding, windstorms and other disasters, according to entomologists with the LSU AgCenter.
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Integrated Pest Management of Termites in the Landscape
Landscaping practices may increase the risk of subterranean termites attacking a structure and of spreading formosan subterranean termites. Concepts on reducing the risks of termites during landscaping are presented.
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