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This web page was prepared by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and contains tips for homeowners/tenants on what to do once the flood waters recede.
The flood is over and now you have a house which contains Mold. Visit this site by MEMA for information on how to proceed and clean up without causing further harm to the health and safety of your family.
This helpful list of things to do in order to prepare for any natural disaster can be found on the MEMA website.
Steps to take for safely and efficiently drying out your home after a flood or other water damage in your home. This flyer is prepared by the EPA
If you have experienced a loss or damages to your home due to a severe storm or any other natural disater please follow this link to find assistance.
A guide developed to help homeowners and contractors safely clean up homes damaged in the recent floods caused by Hurricane Irene is available immediately. Creating a Healthy Home: A Field Guide for Clean-up of Flooded Homes is a do-it-yourself booklet that provides easy, step-by-step instructions on how to handle mold removal in flooded homes before starting to rebuild or renovate. Agencies working directly with individuals impacted by the floods can also order a shipment of printed booklets to distribute to those needing assistance. Please call the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) at 877.312.3046 for more information.
Every homeowner and renter needs to know if their insurance actually covers flood damages. This link by MEMA will give you information and further web links on what to do and where to get the necessary coverage.
This link to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security has a summary page of recovery resources and preventative measures as well as links to pertinent Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) websites and publications regarding flooding.
During a power outage it is helpful to know what your family should do to stay safe and protected. This information is provided to you by the U.S.Food and Drug Administration.
In any kind of Emergency situation the reader might experience, this site is a great starting point to find information on help and resources that will help you cope with your situation.
If you live in an area of Massachusetts that is prone to tornado acitivity you might want to visit this MEMA link. The information listed here will help you be prepared and stay safe in case a tornado should ever pass near your home.
Even in March of 2012, some families are seeking assistance for the first time as it becomes clear that their temporary accommodations are inadequate or their former homes will not be available soon, or in some cases, at all. Some homeowners are discovering that they do not have the resources, even with insurance and FEMA assistance, to rehabilitation or rebuild their homes. HAP housing is expecting to be engaged helping tornado victimes throughout 2012. This is the link to the application for the re-housing assistance program
Information on how to prepare your home and keep your families safe in case of serious storm or weather situations. Following are a number of important helpful tips to consider regarding the dangers of roof collapses, power outages and traveling. ROOF COLLAPSE