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Wildland Fire Education Resources for Extension

This webpage houses resources that were identified by Cooperative Extension personnel working in fire education and other fire professionals as essential for Extension wildland fire education and outreach. Resources are applicable nationwide.

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Choosing to Rent A Home For Your Family

Choosing to Rent A Home For Your Family

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Equine Husbandry

Provides resources and information for horse owners and information about the Extension Horse Husbandry program for 4-H and adults.

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Helping the Spanish Speaking Population Deal with Disasters

These fact sheets have been produced to offer information in Spanish regarding natural disasters in North Carolina. They include preparation checklists, explanations of what to do during a storm, and information on health and safety that will help the Hispanic/Latino community before, during, and after a natural disaster.

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NC Disaster Information Center

Website is a frame that draws updated content and featured resources such as fact sheets onto the page. Includes ncce-news twitter feed with disaster related content.

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NC State Animal Response Team

State Animal & Agriculture Response Teams are interagency state organizations dedicated to preparing, planning, responding and recovering during animal emergencies in the United States. This NC SART page provides links to SART organizations in other states.

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If You Don't Leave - Establishing a Safe Place

Concise information on preparing to "stay" - safely - during a hurricane and have emergency provisions for early recovery. Adapted from Institute of Foods and Agricultural Sciences University of Florida information by Extension Specialists at North Carolina State University.

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Videos Focus on Recovery in the Wake of a Flood

To help families deal with issues ranging from cleaning a kitchen to avoiding pest problems, educators with NC State University Extension have developed a series of educational YouTube videos called “After the Flood.” Provides links to two Spanish-language videos, one discussing safety, carpeting, furniture, mattresses and cleaning supplies and the second covering kitchen cleanup, books, electric devices, toys and more.

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Kitchen Cleanup after the Flood

This publication covers steps to take to clean up your kitchen after a disaster or emergency. Recommendations on sanitizing and disposing of food, dishes, utensils and other kitchen items.

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Meal Preparation and Food Safety after a Power Failure

Guidelines on how to prepare food when you have no power after an electrical failure.

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Rebuild Healthy Homes

HUD’s Rebuild Healthy Homes: Guide to Post-disaster Restoration for a Safe and Healthy Home is a very detailed and comprehensive how-to guide for homeowners and volunteers that is available as a free mobile app and free online PDF. These resources and associated videos are found at the HUD Post-Disaster Healthy Housing Resources page.

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Washing and Sanitizing Kitchen Items

Learn how to sanitizing dishes, posts, pans, and other cooking utensils after floodwater contact.

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When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

Guidelines on when to throw out or refreeze frozen food after a power outage. Includes printable chart.

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Water-Damaged Carpets and Rugs

Guidelines and recommendations for cleaning or replacement of carpets and rugs damaged by clean and contaminated water.

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Heat Stress Disorders

Heat stress symptoms, safety tips and first aid. Heat and humidity can be dangerous, and many people cleaning up after a hurricane are not used to working outdoors. Understanding heat stress, recognizing symptoms and what to do if you encounter heat stress. Adapted by Extension Specialists, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, from University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences' Disaster Handbook.

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Priorities for Cleanup and Repair

Prioritizing cleanup needs in your home and supplies needed after a disaster. Includes list of tools and equipment that may be useful as well as Personal Protective Equipment.

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Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

Tips on putting together food bags that will be useful when essential utilities are not available

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Myths and Facts about the National Flood Insurance Program

An overview and common misperceptions about the National Flood Insurance Program. Prepared by Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Flood Insurance Program.

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Tornado Preparedness

Tornado information basics from watches to warnings and where to shelter. Concise document with focus on survival.

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Tornado Safety for Schools

Understanding, planning, and preparing for tornadoes in a school setting.

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Tornadoes

Important facts about tornadoes and how to protect yourself and your family at home and school.

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A Disaster Kit for Staying at Home

Checklist to guide you in gathering supplies for a disaster.

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Evacuation Disaster Kit

Items to include in an evacuation kit - bullet list format. Adapted from "Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit", American Red Cross and FEMA, 1992.

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Evacuating Safely

Tips on how to evacuate safely - in bullet list format. Adapted from Evacuation & Safety Rules, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, 1997.

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Foods That Require No Cooking

List of foods to stock and serve that require no cooking.

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Storm Safety in High-Rise Buildings

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Traveling Safely by Car in an Emergency

Guidance for hurricane evacuation and knowing when to stay in the car or get out in floods and tornadoes. Adapted from Evacuation II - Safety Tips for Emergency Travel, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, 1997.

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Eliminating Odors from your Refrigerator

Provides information on cleaning and deodorizing your refigerator after the power has been restored.

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Flood-Damaged Furniture

Information on determining if your wood furniture can be salvaged after being flooded. Tips on cleaning.

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How to Salvage Flood-Damaged Appliances

Advice on repairing and replacing gas and electrical appliances damaged by floodwaters. Includes customer service 800 numbers for major manufacturers. From How to Salvage Flood-Damaged Appliances, Agricultral Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University.

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Correct Potential Hazards before a Disaster

Listing of potential hazardous to check and correct prior to a disaster.

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Helping Your Family Prepare before a Disaster

Brief outline on family disaster preparedness with references to preparing children and elderly

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Coalition Formation - How to Create a Coalition on Disaster Recovery before a Disaster

Explains how to organize citizens to advocate for services, policies and programs for disaster recovery and prevention before the disaster. Provides detailed steps for forming a successful coalition and keeping members engaged during the period between disasters.

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Protecting Valuable Records

Recommendations for protecting family papers.

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Caring for Your Pets in an Emergency

Offers suggestions for pet owners in planning for a disaster. Adapted from Guidelines for Emergency Pet Care, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, 1997.

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Hurricane Preparedness

Guidelines on how to prepare for a hurricane and response to damage if needed. Adapted from : A South Louisiana Guide to Living with Hurricanes, Cooperative Extension Service, Louisiana State University, and Hurricane Supply List, Martin County Florida.

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