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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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Wooden Ladder Safety & Use
This article provides information about wooden ladder safety.
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Using Panels as Closures in Flood Protection
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)
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Testing Your Well Water for Safety
The basic steps to make sure your well water is safe is have your water tested at a certified lab, find out if those test results indicate a health risk and if there is a health risk, what needs to be done.
Resilience Science Poster - St. John
4-H A-Team
The LSU AgCenter is introducing hazard mitigation planning as an opportunity in the 4-H Youth Development program.
Flood Insurance Provides Coverage for Emergency Protective Measures
The flood insurance policy provides limited coverage for expenses you incur trying to protect insured property from flood damage.
Experts Warn Against Spreading Termites After Storms
A scourge of New Orleans and South Louisiana could find its way to other parts of the state and country if people move wood that’s infested with Formosan subterranean termites.
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Emergency Protection from Rising Water
Guide to information about emergency measures you can use to protect property from flooding (rising water). Includes links to Web pages, fact sheets (PDF files) and videos.
Recovery and Rebuilding Online Info
2015 Hurricane Floods
Louisiana faces serious flood threats during tropical storms and hurricanes from a combination of surge and inland rain. This site directs you to information you can use to understand how predicted flood levels may impact you, how you can reduce flood damage and how you can recover and rebuild once the floodwaters recede.
Chainsaw Safety Questions
Chainsaws are equipped with safety features such as chain brakes and chain catchers that should not be removed. Chainsaw safety starts when you purchase the saw.
St John A-Team Comic Poster
4-H A-Team St. John
St. John the Baptist Freshman Success Academy
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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)
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Oil began spilling into the Gulf of Mexico from a broken drilling structure at the Deepwater Horizon site on the gulf floor nearly a mile underwater 50 miles off the coast of Venice, Louisiana on April 20, 2010.
How does the fact that Louisiana floods affect you?
Flooding affects everyone in Louisiana, if for no other reason than the reality that management of flood risk and response to flood events consumes public resources (tax dollars).
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4-H A-Team Vermilion
Vermilion Parish formed the first A-Team. This is the story of what they learned, the mitigation project they proposed, and some of their accomplishments and adventures.
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After the Storm
A report that illustrates the LSU AgCenter's response to the devastation of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Insect Problems Follow Floods
Certain insect problems increase dramatically after flooding, windstorms and other disasters, according to entomologists with the LSU AgCenter.
Cleaning Carpets and Floors After a Storm or Flood
It's best to get professional cleaners to work on carpets and floors, but this may not be possible. In any case, begin cleanup as soon as possible.
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Using Pumps in Flood Protection
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)
Flood Wraps and Temporary Shields
Plastic sheeting is a versatile flood barrier. Using plastic sheeting in a sandbag levee improves the levee’s performance significantly. This publication includes information on several ways to use plastic sheeting correctly. (PDF format only)
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