Flood-related resources from MU Extension

  • Published: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

Editors: With a flash flood watch in effect for parts of Missouri, these ready-to-publish news releases may be of interest to your readers:

Publications

In-depth information is available from these MU Extension publications, which are available for free download. (To access publications, use the links below or go extension.missouri.edu/publications/ and search by publication number.)

  • 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 publication offers information about electrical systems; repairing walls; cleaning furniture, flooring, floor coverings, bedding and 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.

More from MU Extension

National Weather Service

Flood Safety Tips, www.weather.gov/safety/flood

"Turn Around Don't Drown" flood safety PSA, youtu.be/CxSgwRQaCqw.

Writer: Curt Wohleber