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Green Infrastructure in Communities

Flood Recovery Guide for Green Infrastructure in Communities - F1696

The historic floods of 2011 caused millions of dollars in damage and imposed great hardship on those affected. Low-lying areas along the Missouri and Souris rivers sustained unprecedented damage. The floods negatively impacted the trees and forests in these areas as well. Although the challenges posed by natural disasters can be quite variable, some common components must be accounted for in green infrastructure when such events occur. These include ensuring public safety; assessing damage; removing, disposing of and using wood waste; interagency coordination; and replanting efforts.

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Keep You Home Healthy

Keep Your Home Healthy - AE1204

Topics covered are related to maintaining indoor air quality with a primary focus on moisture related issues. topics include ventilation, mold, moisture control, drainage including drain tile, crawl spaces, pollutants and air filters.

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Plugging Home Drains to Prevent Sewage Backup

Plugging Home Drains to Prevent Sewage Backup - AE1476

To reduce the possibility of sewage backing into a home, homeowners will need to seal areas where sewage can flow in during periods of excessive rains or flooding. Sewage not only can damage building components and carpeting, it also has high concentrations of bacteria, protozoans and other pathogens that can pose serious health risks.

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Helping flooded trees and shrubs

Helping Flooded Trees and Shrubs - H1592

In North Dakota, some trees and shrubs have died and others are declining because of flood-related problems. However, you can help trees and shrubs recover. This publication gives you information to help trees and shrubs.

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Lawn and Garden Care After a Flood

Lawn and Garden Care After A Flood - H1593

Floodwaters can cause extensive damage or even kill lawns and gardens. This publication will show you that with a little work, lawns and gardens can be rejuvenated or replaced.

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Preparing Flood-damaged Homes for Winter

Preparing Flood-damaged Homes for Winter - AE1594

If you do not plan to rebuild your flood-damaged home until next year, follow the advice in this publication as you prepare for winter.

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Preventing Hay Fires DE-1589

Preventing Hay Fires - DE1589

Excessive moisture is the most common cause of hay fires. A chemical reaction in high-moisture haystacks or bales produces flammable gas that can ignite if the temperature is high enough (about 130 F). Fire is possible in loose, baled or stacked hay stored inside or outside. Hay becomes a fire hazard when the moisture content is 20 percent or higher in small stacked bales and more than 18 percent in stacked large square or round bales. Hay fires usually occur within six weeks of baling.

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Flood Recovery Checklists

Flood Recovery Checklists - DE1519

Recovering from a flood can be an overwhelming task, but this information from the NDSU Extension Service can help.

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Dry Out Before Rebuilding

Dry Out Before Rebuilding - DE1583

Wood submerged in water will absorb a large amount of water. Rebuilding too quickly after a flood can cause continuing problems such as mold growth, insect infestations and deterioration of the wood and wall coverings.

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Preparing for and Coping with Disaster DE-1580

Preparing for and Coping with Disaster - DE1580

Feel calmer, get connected and increase your sense of control by being prepared.

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Dealing with Continuing Basement Seepage

Dealing With Continuing Basement Seepage - DE1570

A water table above the basement floor causes water to continually seek ways to enter the basement. This publication touches on what happens when that occurs and what can be done to prevent it from happening.

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Preparing a Home That Will Be Flooded

Preparing a Home That Will Be Flooded - DE1569

This is a step by step guide to prepare a home for a flood.

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Items to Take for Children Evacuating DE-1568

Items to Take for Children Evacuating - DE1568

Evacuating their home obviously is stressful for children. Plan ahead by packing a disaster supplies kit for each of your children to grab if your family has to evacuate.

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Steps to Reduce Flood and Water Damage

Steps to Reduce Flood and Water Damage - DE1567

Many things can be done before the snow melts or before a heavy rainstorm to reduce damage to home and property. This checklist can help you prepare to reduce the severity of water or a flood on your home and family.

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Flood Recovery Checklists for Farmsteads

Flood Recovery Checklists for Farmsteads - DE1562

This is a checklist of buildings and equipment that should be checked after the water from a flood subsides.

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Filling Sandbags

Filling Sandbags - DE1524

The proper way to fill sandbags is shown in this publication.

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Stacking Sandbags

Stacking Sandbags - DE1523

This circular shows the proper stacking for a sandbag dike.

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Preparing RVs for Winter Living

Preparing RVs for Winter Living - AE1510

Spending the winter in an RV is not something to dread, especially if the owner takes the steps in this publication to make it more comfortable.

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