Is it safe to turn on appliances?
Do not turn on any household appliance or equipment until you know it is clean, dry, and that rotating parts turn freely. Examine motors of pumps, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, etc. Thoroughly clean washing machines before using. Clean shaft and gears with gasoline. Wipe with a clean cloth. Oil bearings before using the appliance.
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.
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.
Every approach to cleaning a house after a flood has its pitfalls.
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.