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Keep Children Safe During Flood Recovery

After floodwaters have receded, people begin working to get back into their neighborhoods and homes. However, precautions must be taken to protect children from potential hazards due to the flood and associated cleanup.

The potential presence of disease-causing pathogens in once-flooded homes and yards is a concern.  Contaminated floodwater, sewage and sediment removed from basements may linger in the streets and low areas. It is important to keep children away from these areas...Read More

Communicating After a Disaster

Dealing With Disaster VideoDisaster situations are difficult for people to handle, and many emotions surface. Dr. Kit O’Neill, N.D. Psychological Association Disaster Response Network, talks about the recovery cycle and gives specific suggestions about how to respond to people who are dealing with disasters...Watch the Video

 

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