Disaster preparedness and recovery
Family disaster plan template (fillable PDF)
A free, downloadable guide to putting together a disaster supplies kit is available from MU Extension at www.extension.missouri.edu/EMW1012.
Take control of your finances
Protect yourself from possible theft if you've lost important financial documents. Included is information on bank statements; credit, ATM and/or debit cards; how to obtain free credit reports; and agency contact information. Tips to take control of your finances (PDF)
Making financial decisions after a disaster
Strategies for staying focused on financial priorities following a disaster. Making financial decisions after a disaster: stay focused on priorities (PDF)
While there are many legitimate businesses that offer home repair services, it is important to be cautious in order to avoid home-related repair fraud. Watch for these warning signs
Replacing important family documents after a flood or other disaster can be a time consuming and costly exercise in frustration. Follow this process
A community page for organizations and individuals to share information related to flood conditions in Missouri. Individuals and organizations are welcome to post any related information.
Cleaning up after a flood takes special care. Families returning to their flooded homes should exercise caution before and during the cleanup process.
Other relevant information from MU Extension specialists
- EMW1023, Quick Tips for Cleaning Up After a Flood – Tips on protective equipment; deciding what can be salvaged and what should be thrown away; safely drying, cleaning and disinfecting materials; and what to do before installing new drywall and insulation.
- MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home – Downloadable 24-page publications offers information about electrical systems, repairing walls, cleaning furniture, flooring and floor coverings, bedding, kitchen items, and controlling mold and mildew. Other information includes financial advice, filing insurance claims, avoiding fraud and hiring a contractor.
- EMW1026, Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency – Downloadable guide sheet on storing and purifying drinking water during an emergency.