Recovering after a disaster can be very trying. These factsheets have been prepared to help people dealing with a disaster begin the process of recovery safely.
Experts with NC State Extension have also developed a series of videos to help families deal with issues from managing a flooded home and avoiding pest problems, to food safety and emotional distress related to a natural disaster:
This publication offers tips to people returning to their homes and communities after evacuation during an emergency or disaster.
This publication offers a list of steps to take for cleanup and repair of your home following a disaster or emergency.
This publication covers items to consider when trying to salvage flood-damaged appliances.
This publication offers tips on choosing a contractor for home repairs after an emergency or disaster.
This factsheet offers instructions for cleaning and sanitizing kitchen dishes, utensils, and cooking implements after a flood.
This publication covers steps to take to clean up your kitchen after a disaster or emergency.
This factsheet offers information on how to deal with food that may have come into contact with floodwaters.
This publication offers tips to rid your refrigerator of odors after an extended loss of power due to an emergency or disaster.
After a power failure, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains how to safely prepare food when you have no power.
Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles
This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.
This publication offers guidelines if a recent storm results in water damage to pesticide containers or application equipment in your home or on your property.
This publication offers general guidelines for cleaning or replacing flood-damaged carpets and rugs.
This publication discusses how to possibly restore furniture, including antiques, damaged by floodwaters.
This publication offers information how to recondition farm equipment that has been submerged in floodwaters.
This publication offers information on how to clean and recondition tractors that have been submerged in floodwaters.
This publication is a compilation of ideas from a few specialists based on research, reports in the landscape, experience, and intuition on how to manage storm and disaster damage in …
This publication for tobacco growers describes steps that can be taken to avoid or minimize tobacco curing losses due to an electrical outage.
This publication covers potential moisture problems in attics, crawl spaces and walls after a flood or other disaster.
This publication for farmers covers the guidelines to deal with pesticide storage facilities that may have been damaged by a flood or other disaster.
This publication offers tips to deal with snakes, both indoors and outdoors, during the recovery process of a flood or disaster with strewn debris.
This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress disorders that may occur during clean-up after a hurricane or other disaster.