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 www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/hurricanes.html.
Be sure to check out Earth Gauge for more weather and environment tips.
(Sources: The American Red Cross and National Disaster Coalition. “Repairing Your Flooded Home.” http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/file_cont333_lang0_150.pdf; www.ready.gov)
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