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Cleaning Flood-Damaged Carpets and Rugs


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent When to Discard, Clean, or Call a Professional When faced with flood-damaged carpeting and rugs, your options will depend on the source of flooding. If floodwater consisted ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Cleanup, Community, Disaster, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Flood, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla Extension

Replacing Lost or Damaged Doucments


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Birth Certificates Florida Birth Certificates 1. The process for applying for a birth certificate can be found at the Florida Department of Health (DOH) website. Access ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disasters, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Mildew after the Storm? Here are helpful removal tips.


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   For those of you who have experienced recent flooding during the storm, it is important that you make sure you clean up properly. Excess moisture in the air can ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Tropical Storm, Wakulla County Extension

Electrical Systems and Appliances – Cleaning and Odor Removal


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent An electrician or another person competent in electronics should check your electrical system and appliances before you try to use them. You can ask your power supplier ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: After The Storm, Cleaning, Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Helping Children After a Disaster


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   A disaster can make a child afraid, more afraid than you. A child can mix up real fear and make-believe fear. This is okay .How can a parent help? Don't leave ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Cleaners and Disinfectants


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Household cleaners help remove dirt. Disinfectants help stop the growth of disease-causing microorganisms carried in flood water. Powdered or liquid cleaners and disinfectants ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Cleaning Household Linens and Furnishings


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Beds: Due to the complex construction of modern mattresses, renovation is usually not possible. It is best to buy a good used mattress or a new mattress. If a mattress ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Cleaning Household Utensils and Metals


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Cleaning, & sterilizing dishes and cooking utensils: Before using any dishes, pots, pans or cooking utensils that were in contact with flood water, wash and sterilize ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Steps to Salvage All-Metal Cans and Retort Pouches


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Wakulla County FCS/EFNEP Agent Undamaged, commercially prepared foods in all-metal cans and retort pouches (for example, flexible, shelf-stable juice or seafood pouches) can be saved if you do the following: • ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster, Disaster Recovery, Emergencies, Emergency Management, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, General Information, Natural Disaster, Safety, Shelley Swenson, Tropical Storm, Wakulla County Extension, Weather Emergencies

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