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Choosing and Using Insect Repellents
Mosquitoes and other insects can be a problem after a storm. Mosquitoes breed in flooded areas where there is standing water. This publication offers tips on using insect repellents to help protect you from biting insects.
Disinfecting Water Wells by Shock Chlorination
If your well has been flooded, it must be shock chlorinated before it can be used as a source of drinking water. This publication explains how to disinfect a well using either dry chlorine or liquid household bleach.
Clearing Debris from Land
After a hurricane or other severe storm, the largest task homeowners and business owners face is often clearing away the debris. These safety tips can help you avoid injury while removing trees and other debris from your property.
Handling Food and Drinks when Losing Power
How do you know whether or not refrigerated and frozen foods are safe when the power has been out for some time? And what about the safety of canned foods? Helpful lists explain what you can save, what you can refreeze, ...
Controlling Blow Flies
Blow flies lay their eggs on animal remains and can spread disease. To control blow flies, it is important to remove dead animals and dispose of them properly, and to use effective insecticides when necessary.
Returning Home After a Disaster: Supply List
When you return home after a disaster, you will want to have sturdy shoes, proper tools, clothes and medications for several days, and a first-aid kit. This publication also includes a list of necessary cleaning supplies.
Cooking When the Power Goes Off
After a storm has knocked out utility services, cooking can be a problem or even hazardous if basic safety measures are not taken. This publication explains how to cook safely using charcoal or gas grills, camp stoves or ...
Salvaging Timber: Frequently Asked Questions
When timber is damaged by a storm, landowners may have questions such as "Who can I call for help? "How fast do I need to salvage my damaged timber? or "How can timber value be estimated in damaged timber stands? This ...
Can These Trees Be Saved?
This publication explains how to determine whether a storm-damaged tree can be saved. If the damage is not severe, most trees will recover in time. Helpful illustrations depict different levels of damage.
Salvaging Timber: What should I do with my damaged timber?
This leaflet helps landowners know how to estimate the value of their damaged timber and determine whether or not to salvage it.