How do I dry the walls of my house after flooding?
Open the wall to the level of flooding. Use a circular saw to cut sheetrock walls in a straight line, being careful not to cut into electrical wiring. If walls are paneled, remove the baseboard and pry loose the paneling. Prop paneling away from the wall, remove the insulation, and let it dry. After removing wet insulation, wash walls with disinfectant. Spray wall cavities with one cup household bleach to a gallon of water. Allow walls to stay open 4 to 6 weeks to allow thorough drying before putting in new insulation and covering.
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.
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.
Although numbers on paper look about right for Mississippi row crops, the reality is actually quite grim in places.
HAMILTON, Miss. -- Determining the extent of tornado damage to farms in Monroe County will take weeks, but video shot from flying drones will speed up the process.
Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel have been assisting in relief efforts since the morning after an EF-2 tornado on April 13 damaged more than 140 homes in Hamilton, claiming one life and injuring 19 others.
Near a bridge that connects Issaquena and Sharkey counties, Waye Windham leaned toward the side of his boat and dipped a paddle down into flood water to gauge its depth.
The water was too deep for the paddle to reach the ground. Riding with Windham was Lacey Little, who tried a much longer wooden post.