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Earth Gauge Tip of the Week: Cleaning Up

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Winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Irene took a toll on many communities.  As flood waters recede, many home and business owners will be facing cleanup activities.

Viewer Tip:  When the water goes down, keep these tips in mind to assess damage and begin clean-up activities safely:

Learn more about returning home after a natural disaster at

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(Sources: The American Red Cross and National Disaster Coalition. “Repairing Your Flooded Home.”