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How do I clean my dishes and utensils?

Sterilize before using. Wash in hot sudsy water. Soak plastic, glass, porcelain, and enamelware 10 minutes in a solution of one tablespoon liquid chlorine bleach to a gallon of hot water. Rinse well.

Do not use chlorine bleach on silverware, metal dishes, or chipped enamel. Instead, scrub and scour with hot sudsy water and scouring pad. Fill metal and boil-safe utensils with water or place them in water. Bring to or near a boil for 5 minutes.

Remove rust from cooking utensils with steel wool. After scouring and sterilizing, rub items with cooking oil. Heat at a low temperature in oven for about 30 minutes.

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Farming, Community, Disaster Response October 7, 2019

A post-flood recovery meeting on Oct. 22 will help tie up some loose ends with information on agronomic and financial considerations for land that was flooded this year.

Flood water covers a field except for an elevated dirt path leading to a house in the background.
Filed Under: Community, Disaster Response, Family, Healthy Homes Initiative September 16, 2019

South Mississippi Delta residents are in recovery mode after returning to homes that have been under water for nearly six months, but they need materials and assistance as they try to resume their normal lives.

A man in a brown shirt, safety mask and rubber gloves adjusts a pair of goggles over his eyes.
Filed Under: Community, Disaster Response, Disaster Recovery August 29, 2019

Every approach to cleaning a house after a flood has its pitfalls.

Two walls of a kitchen that has been flooded show significant mold damage and damage to the drywall.
Filed Under: Disaster Response, Healthy Homes Initiative August 22, 2019

When you’re ready to hire a contractor to repair or rebuild property damaged by flooding, keep these tips in mind to help avoid being scammed.

A kitchen with white walls and cabinets shows severe flood damage, including mold damage, on floors and cabinets with doors and drawers removed.
Filed Under: Disaster Response, Healthy Homes Initiative August 21, 2019

Getting started on clean-up after a flood can seem overwhelming. Before you do any work, be sure you know what your insurance company needs to file a claim. Take photos and video of damage, inventory items damaged beyond repair, and keep track of expenses.

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