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Helping Your Family Prepare Before a Disaster

By: Sarah Kirby, Karen DeBord Disaster Preparedness

Don’t be reluctant to talk with your family about the possibility of a hurricane, fire, tornado or flood. Thought and action before the disaster hits usually helps family members react wisely. Families that work together to prepare for the problem will cope better than those who do not take precautions.

Mold Testing

By: Sarah Kirby

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

By: Sarah Kirby

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways to improve home safety for older people.

Hurricane Preparedness

By: Sarah Kirby, Wilma Hammett Disaster Preparedness

The key to surviving a hurricane is preparation. This factsheet takes you through the thought process of what needs to be done before a storm so that you are prepared.

Protecting Valuable Records

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Preparedness

Many people assume that floods, storms, hurricanes and other disasters happen to someone else, and many people postpone taking care of family papers. This factsheet helps you to determine what papers you should worry about protecting.

Correct Potential Hazards Before a Disaster

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Preparedness

During and right after a disaster, any household item that can move, fall, break, or cause a fire becomes a home hazard. To minimize possible danger, inspect your home now to find and correct potential hazards.

Home Safety for Young Children

By: Sarah Kirby

This publication addresses common home safety hazards for young children and remedies for these hazards.

Control Asthma in Your Home Environment

By: Sarah Kirby

The publication addresses ways to control asthma and allergies in the home environment.

Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications

By: Sarah Kirby Fair Housing Law

The factsheet focuses on reasonable accommodations and modifications covered under fair housing law.

Ideas to Help You Save Money at Home

By: Carolyn Bird, Sarah Kirby Take Control for Your Future

There are a number of things you can do each day to help reduce the cost of running a household. This publication offers some simple ideas to help you get started.

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

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Preparedness

What is a coalition and how can It help? A disaster recovery coalition is an organization of concerned citizens that advocates for services, policies and programs to accomplish specific goals that impact disaster recovery and prevention. A coalition monitors, analyzes and mobilizes community efforts. A local coalition may assume several roles.

Protecting Young Children in the Home

By: Sarah Kirby, Wilma Hammett

This publication helps parents protect young children from accidents and injuries in the home.

La ley de equidad de vivienda y modificaciones razonables

By: Sarah Kirby Fair Housing Law

This factsheet discusses reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification and fair housing law.

Choosing a Contractor

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Recovery

This publication offers tips on choosing a contractor for home repairs after an emergency or disaster.

A Disaster Kit for Staying at Home

By: Sarah Kirby, Benjamin Chapman Disaster Preparedness

This publication covers the supplies you will need at home in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Carbon Monoxide

By: Sarah Kirby

The publication addresses the dangers of carbon monoxide and provides ways to protect families from harm or death related to carbon monoxide.