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Louisiana Library Status Blog
Library Status Blog
The State Library has established this blog to provide a mechanism for Louisiana libraries to alert the public about their status during an emergency situation and/or to provide information for their staffs. Any Louisiana library administrator may post information; anyone may comment.
After a Flood
Guidelines from FEMA for the period following a flood. Has safety information and recovering from and coping with flood damaged property (including tips for Saving Water-Damaged books, photographs, and what to do with moldy items).
Cleaning Flood-Damaged Homes (PDF)
Information from LSU Ag Center on flood insurance claims, electrical systems, food and water sanitation, carpets and rugs, and other necessary steps to take in cleaning a flood-damaged home.
Flood Water After a Disaster or Emergency
From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this site offers help on the following topics: What to do after a flood - Inside the Home, Outside the Home; Health Risks, Infectious Diseases, Diarrheal Diseases, Wound Infections, Chemical Hazards, Injuries, Drowning, Animal and Insect Bites, Electrical Hazards, Emergency Wound Care After a Natural Disaster.
Saving Family Treasures Guidelines
From National Archives - What to Do with Wet Records, Emergency Salvage of Flood Damaged Family Papers, Save Your Treasures the Right Way, Tips for the Care of Water-Damaged Family Heirlooms and Other Valuables, Emergency Salvage of Flood Damaged Family Papers, Procedures for Salvage of Water Damaged Library Materials, Emergency Salvage of Wet Books and Records, Air-Drying Wet Records, Volumes or Other Books, Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Records, Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs, Damage Mitigation and Recovery, Magnetic Media
ServiceMaster Clean is a national company that does residential and commercial cleaning and disaster restoration - including fire and water damage clean up.
ServPro fire and water cleanup and restoration
ServPro is a nationwide company that does fire and water cleanup and restoration for residential and commercial clients. Services include water removal, mold mitigation and remediation, catastrophic storm response, document drying, deodorization, and cleaning for air ducts, HVAC, carpet, upholstery, ceilings, walls, and floors.
Guidance About Planning for Natural Disaster Debris
Every year natural disasters, such as fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes, challenge American communities. These natural disasters have generated large amounts of debris, causing considerable disposal challenges for local public officials. Bury or Burn Debris? Clean-Up and Debris Removal
Disaster Recovery & Assistance information from the LSU AgCenter
arborists, trees, tenant rights, insurance claims, replacing important documents, fraud and scams, and more
Louisiana Public Assistance
This site is for the online application and management of Public Assistance grants from FEMA to State and local governments, Indian tribes, and certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. Provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain PNP organizations