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Repairing a Flooded Home

Repairing a Flooded Home

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Repairing a Flooded Home, courtesy of the American Red Cross.
Repairing a Flooded Home, courtesy of the American Red Cross.

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 Repairing Your  Flooded  Home
 
 Repairing Your Flooded Home
Contents
Step 1.
Take Care of Yourself First 
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Protect yourself and your family from stress, fatigue, andhealth hazards that follow a flood.
Step 2.
Give Your Home First Aid 
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Once it is safe to go back in, protect your home and contentsfrom further damage.
Step 3.
Get Organized 
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Some things are not worth repairing and some things may be toocomplicated or expensive for you to do by yourself. A recovery plancan take these things into account and help you make the most of yourtime and money.
Step 4.
 Dry Out Your Home
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Floodwaters damage materials, leave mud, silt and unknowncontaminants, and promote the growth of mildew. You need todry your home to reduce these hazards and the damage they cause.
Step 5.
 Restore the Utilities
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The rest of your work will be much easier if you have heat,electricity, clean water, and sewage disposal.
Step 6.
Clean Up
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The walls, floors, closets, shelves, contents and any other floodedparts of your home should be thoroughly washed and disinfected.
Step 7.
Check on Financial Assistance
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Voluntary agencies, businesses, insurance, and governmentdisaster programs can help you through recovery.
Step 8.
 Rebuild and Floodproof 
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Take your time to rebuild correctly and make improvementsthat will protect your building from damage by the next flood.
Step 9.
 Prepare for the Next Flood 
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Protect yourself from the next flood with flood insurance,a flood response plan, and community flood protection programs.This step also includes sources to go to for additional assistance.
Index 
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Important Phone Numbers 
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Inside Back Cover
Safety Precautions 
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Inside Back Cover
 
 Repairing Your Flooded Home
This information is published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross to help flooded property owners. It is designed to be easily copied. Permission to reproduce all orany section of this material is hereby granted and encouraged.Copies of this book are available from your local Red Cross chapter orby writing:FEMA P. O. Box 2012 Jessup, MD 20794-2012
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