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Take Care of Yourself and Your Family
Accept support from family, friends and others.
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Get Organized For Cleanup
Set priorities. Remove mud, clean and disinfect.
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Dry Ceilings and Walls
Flood-soaked drywall or other porous material must be removed and thrown away.
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Prevent Mold Growth
Take furniture, rugs, bedding and clothing outside to dry as soon as possible.
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Remove Mold, If Possible
Mold can be removed from hard surfaces such as hard plastic, glass, metal and countertops. Completely removing moisture and mold from porous surfaces such as paper, drywall and carpet padding is impossible, so these materials must be removed and discarded.
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Wash Bedding
Wash soaked bedding in a bleach solution as recommended on the label as soon as possible
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Replace Water-soaked Mattresses and Pillows
Throw away water-soaked mattresses and pillows.
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Disinfect Cookware
Take apart kitchen items that can be cleaned in pieces. For any cookware that can go in the dishwasher, run it through a hot-water cycle with detergent.
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Clean and Dry Valuable Papers
Wash the mud off, then spread and air dry individual pages.
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Wash and Dry Books
Rinse off mud, and then stand books on end to air dry.
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