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Introduction to Storm Surge – by the National Hurricane Center

Knowing your rights can protect your ‘heir property

When a hurricane strikes, will you be ready? It's critical that you are, for your safety and your family's. The key is to have a winning game plan. —

As an aid to policy makers, scientists and the public in understanding the large-scale forces and smaller-scale scientific, social and political background to disaster, Science is making available, free to all visitors, the following selection of past articles related to hurricanes, coastal disasters and disaster policy:

Most disaster checklists include recommendations to keep a three-day food supply on hand for each person, but just exactly what does that mean? What’s A 3-Day Food Supply?

With this year’s hurricane season starting, LSU AgCenter experts say stocking up on supplies now makes sense. Stock Up On Hurricane Supplies Now

If you have pets or livestock, your family’s disaster plans need to include what you’ll do with them. Do You Have A Disaster Plan For Your Animals?

Take some precautions during hurricane season if you have a boat moored, docked or stored in a recreational harbor along the Gulf Coast . Protect Your Boat During Hurricane Season

An "evacuation box" that’s ready to "grab and go" is one item every household should have to prevent financial disasters and other hardships. Be Ready If You Need To ‘Grab And Go’; Pack ‘Evacuation Box’ Now

Take this 20-question quiz to refresh your memory about storm precautions you can take now that can save time, money and hassles after a storm. Have The Right Answers Before Storm; Take ‘Hurricane Quiz’ Now

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center has a variety of publications on disaster recovery available online. Examples include: Cleaning up after the Storm and Personal and Financial Recovery. Storm Recovery Guide is a 32-page booklet with the combined content of about 30 fact sheets. Missouri also picked up Navigating the Post-Disaster Mortgage Issues  (PDF) and Keeping Food and Water Safe Before, During and After a Disaster .  

Rebuilding Resources is an extensive website developed for recovery from mass devastation – from getting started (recovery, getting your finances in order, thinking about what you want to do), to building codes and permits, and hazard-resistance, energy efficiency and indoor air quality in designing, rebuilding and repairing homes.

Recovery after Disaster: Family Financial Toolkit : discusses strategies and provides tools that can help you move along the road towards financial recovery.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service has posted a disaster recovery Web page with frequently asked questions and links to many publications useful to clean-up and recovery efforts. Examples include: My wood furniture was soaked. Is it ruined? and Floodwater got into my refrigerator and freezer. Is the food safe?

A disaster response and recovery Web site developed by North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University Cooperative Extension features on-line publications such as How to Salvage Flood-Damaged Appliances and Livestock and Poultry Buildings after the Flood.

Find answers to 2,000 drinking water and human health questions arranged into 12 subtopics at Drinking Water and Human Health FAQs.

One of the best sources of information for all aspects of flooding caused by hurricanes or otherwise is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.


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