Saturday, March 8, 1997
Help on the Web

Official information

Ohio Emergency Management Agency - http://www.state.oh.us/odps/division/ema/flooding.htm has a small page of information on Southern Ohio Flooding that contains official situation reports and press releases.

U.S. Geological Survey Water Resource department - http://h2o.usgs.gov

Travel tips

Kentucky Road Report - http://www.kytc.state.ky.us

Ohio road report - http://www.state.oh.us

How to deal with a flood emergency

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) http://www.fema.gov - Has a section on "Help After a Disaster" that offers information about applying for federal assistance, finding food, clean water, housing and counseling after a flood.

American Red Cross http://www.crossnet.org - Contains information about ARC activities and disaster relief efforts in central states. Also, an online booklet "Repairing Your Flooded Home," prepared by FEMA, is available at http://www.crossnet.org/disaster/comm_ed/reptoc.html

The Iowa State University Extension Service http://exnet.iastate.edu/information/Flood/ - Has a primer on cleaning up after a flood, including deciding what food to use or discard, how to dry and sanitize household goods, what to do with electric appliances and how to safely return to a flood-damaged house.

Disaster Relief http://www.disasterrelief.org - A combo site of Red Cross and CNN provides news (from CNN) and a get help/give help section that allows you to search for a local Red Cross chapter. Also a library of general disaster coping information.

Clean-up tips for flooded homes

Do-It-Yourself.Com - Cleaning home furnishings http://www.doityourself.com/home/flood.htm

The Home Maintenance and Repair Page - Cleaning soaked carpets http://www.homemaintence.com/01500019.html

University of Minnesota Extension Service - Cleaning carpets and rugs "http://www.mes.umn.edu/Documents/B/K/BK1009.html"

Hardwood Manufacturers Association - Cleaning wooden floors http://www.hardwood.org

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