Purdue Extension resources available for flood recovery

April 19, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Extension has resources to help homeowners recover from problems brought on by floods.

The publication First Steps to Flood Recovery is available free at local Purdue Extension offices and online at http://www.extension.purdue.edu/floodpub/. The publication has information on how to take care of people and animals during and after a flood, how to enter a flooded building and salvage damaged property, and how to handle food contaminated by floodwaters.

Additional resources are available from the Purdue Extension Disaster Education Network at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/extension/eden/Pages/flood-info.aspx. Topics include how to deal with flooded wells, how to prevent mold, and how to remove water and clean flooded basements.

More information on flood preparedness and recovery also is available by contacting local Purdue Extension offices at (888) EXT-INFO. Also, a directory of Extension offices is available at http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/extension/Pages/Counties.aspx.

Source: Steve Cain, 765-494-8410, cain@purdue.edu

Writer: Keith Robinson, 765-494-2722, robins89@purdue.edu 

Note to Journalists: More information on flood resources and expertise are available by contacting the local Purdue Extension office in your county at (888) EXT-INFO. 

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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