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This factsheet offers instructions for cleaning and sanitizing kitchen dishes, utensils, and cooking implements after a flood.
This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out for an extended period.
This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.
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.
After a power failure, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains how to safely prepare food when you have no power.
This publication offers general guidelines for cleaning or replacing flood-damaged carpets and rugs.
This publication covers items to consider when trying to salvage flood-damaged appliances.
This publication offers tips to deal with snakes, both indoors and outdoors, during the recovery process of a flood or disaster with strewn debris.
This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is no gas or electricity for cooking.
This publication discusses how to possibly restore furniture, including antiques, damaged by floodwaters.
This publication covers steps to take to clean up your kitchen after a disaster or emergency.
This publication offers a list of steps to take for cleanup and repair of your home following a disaster or emergency.
This publication offers a checklist for farmers to ensure the safety and security of poultry and livestock, as well as the buildings that house them, after a flood or other disaster.
This publication covers the supplies you will need for a lengthy stay in a shelter during an emergency or disaster.
This publication offers tips to people returning to their homes and communities after evacuation during an emergency or disaster.
This publication shows how to recognize the signs of gang involvement and offers advice on how to prevent children from joining gangs.
In preparation for an emergency, keep the following food items that do not need refrigeration on hand or in an evacuation kit.
This publication offers information on how to clean and recondition tractors that have been submerged in floodwaters.
Storm safety for managers and residents of high-rise buildings before and during a hurricane are covered in this factsheet.
This publication clears up misconceptions about federal flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program.
This factsheet offers guidance on accepting yourself and others to improve interpersonal relationships.
This publication for tobacco growers describes steps that can be taken to avoid or minimize tobacco curing losses due to an electrical outage.
This publication offers a simple guide to home maintenance and includes an inspection checklist.
This publication covers potential moisture problems in attics, crawl spaces and walls after a flood or other disaster.
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.
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.
This publication offers tips on choosing a contractor for home repairs after an emergency or disaster.
Expressing feelings can lead to improved interpersonal relationships.
This factsheet offers information on how to deal with food that may have come into contact with floodwaters.
This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local foods into nutrition education and cooking classes. Topics include getting started, knowing what's in season, and where to buy local foods.
This publication offers tips to rid your refrigerator of odors after an extended loss of power due to an emergency or disaster.
This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.
This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide to communities.
Should you buy a home? Or would you be better off renting? This publication lists the pros and cons of buying versus renting and examines the differences in responsibility.
This publication describes the basic reasons for a child's misbehavior and how you can become an "emotion coach" to help children handle difficult feelings. It also summarizes developmental milestones for preschool years and middle childhood and poses some questions for parents to consider as they help their children learn and grow.
This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use to help a child deal with stress.
This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation programs, and other resources for addressing food insecurity.
This publication covers the supplies you will need at home in the event of an emergency or disaster.
This publication contains important information and safety tips regarding gasoline-powered generators to be used in an emergency or disaster.
This publication offers guidelines if a recent storm resulted in water damage to a pesticide container in your home.
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.
This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways to improve home safety for older people.
The publication addresses ways to control asthma and allergies in the home environment.
This publication addresses common home safety hazards for young children and remedies for these hazards.
This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, describes food banks and food pantries and their role in North Carolina.
This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs in North Carolina.
This publication covers the supplies needed for an evacuation due to an emergency or disaster, as well as a checklist of things to do before leaving your house.
This publication offers information to safeguard children at schools during a tornado.
This publication discusses the National Flood Insurance Program, as well as a flood insurance policies from insurance companies.
Before making a real estate transaction, both buyers and sellers should take care to ensure there is no environmental contamination of the land.
This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress disorders that may occur during clean-up after a hurricane or other disaster.
This publications offers a guide to thinking and talking positively about aging.
This factsheet covers different programs available to help with health care costs during unemployment.
This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that raise and harvest chickens for local food pantries in North Carolina.
This publication for farmers covers the guidelines to deal with pesticide storage facilities that may have been damaged by a flood or other disaster.
Research tells us that communication and commitment are keys to a strong family. This publication can help you foster both by making time for family meetings.
Making arrangements for your pets should be part of your household disaster planning. If you must evacuate your home, it’s always wise to take your pets with you. Although trained service dogs are allowed in emergency shelters, other pets are not allowed due to public health and safety reasons. You need to have other plans for your pets. Advance planning is essential; it could save a pet’s life.
This publication offers a checklist of items to ensure your car is in working order in the event of an evacuation during an emergency or disaster.
Before deciding how much home you can afford, make certain that home ownership is appropriate for you by considering a few simple questions. If the answer to any of the questions is “no,” you may need to wait or investigate further before considering home ownership.
This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of gleaning in North Carolina.
If you stay at your house during an emergency or disaster, take the following actions to ensure you are well prepared.
This publication describes the physical, emotional and mental changes that preschoolers experience. It provides information that parents can use to support their children through this stage of development.
Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the United States. This group encompasses families from many countries, such as Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico, who speak various languages and dialects. This publication offers suggestions for communicating and working with Latino parents and their children.
This publication offers information on stepfamily relationships and dynamics.
This publication offers some information about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
This publication offers information how to recondition farm equipment that has been submerged in floodwaters.
This publication provides a checklist and legal guidelines to help you when you choose to rent.
Preparing an estate plan requires more than a will. This publication describes the basic documents needed to prepare a comprehensive estate plan.
This publication offers tips on how to store bulk purchases of food.
This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given directly to food banks and food pantries in North Carolina.
This publication for parents and caregiver describes strategies for building a child's sense of self-esteem, self-confidence, motivation and initiative.
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.
Is losing your job a possibility or a reality? Few families have savings to buffer their expenses until they find work again. Acting as if nothing has happened and keeping kids in the dark — letting them think everything is normal — can only last a short while.
This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a market or farm stand at a food pantry in North Carolina.
This publication covers how to spot a tornado, where to go during a storm and tornado survival rules and tips.
The publication addresses the dangers of carbon monoxide and provides ways to protect families from harm or death related to carbon monoxide.
This publication provides some general guidelines for normal infant social, physical and cognitive development.
This publication helps parents protect young children from accidents and injuries in the home.
To begin an estate plan, identify your goals and gather needed information before seeking professional advice. Schedule a family meeting to begin shaping your objectives. The checklist of estate objectives and other guidance in this publication will help you begin.
Getting involved in your teen's homework routine can help your teen develop discipline and problem-solving skills.
Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and health challenges faced by children, parents, and teachers in the United States. Tips for encouraging outdoor activities with children are included, along with strategies for setting a standard to be outdoors, care for the environment, and spend time with family.
This document offers a set of steps for food producers to take when issuing a food safety recall.
This factsheet describes the types of abuse, risk factors, and offers domestic violence resources.
This publication offers tips on dealing with stress.
Cuando el dinero es escaso, busque maneras de reducir los gastos del hogar. Hay una serie de cosas sencillas sin costo o a bajo costo que usted y su familia pueden hacer para ayudar a ahorrar dinero en sus facturas/recibos de servicios públicos (electricidad, agua, gas).
A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an abundant source of local fruits and vegetables. It can also reinforce messaging about healthy eating and local foods. This guide was designed to be used as part of a regular series of nutrition education classes, such as SNAP-Ed, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More, or other community nutrition education programs.
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.
This publication offers information on preparation for tornado season in North Carolina.
This publication describes the responsibility of the many home buying professionals you will be working with, including realtors, surveyors, attorneys, architects, mortgage lenders, home inspectors, and appraisers.
This publication covers factors involved in purchasing a home, including when to buy, setting your priorities, house inspections, and managing expectations.
This factsheet outlines steps to take to resolve conflicts and strengthen interpersonal relationships.
If you are having difficulty making your mortgage payment, one of the most important things you can do is seek assistance right away, if possible before you even miss a payment. Lenders do not want to take your house. This publication will offer tips on preventing foreclosure and how to get help if you're at risk of foreclosure.
In the event of economic stress or hardship, it is a good time to step back and take stock of your many resources. These resources may be personal, that is, something within you, or from your family and community. Ideas for identifying and making the most of these sources of strength and support for getting by when times are tough are included in this factsheet.
This publication discusses talking to children about parental job loss and unstable financial situations.
Taking care of a parent, spouse or older relative while holding down a full-time job can be very demanding and stressful. This publication offers information on how to assess your situation and identify additional resources to help.
Leftovers sometimes get a bad reputation. With some preparation, however, leftovers become planned-overs and can make your meal preparation a lot less hectic.
Heating and cooling your home account for approximately 43 percent of your utility bill. This publication suggests some ways that you and your family can save money on your heating and cooling costs.
Existe una serie de cosas que puede hacer diariamente para ayudarle a reducir los costos del mantenimiento de su hogar. Aquí le presentamos algunas ideas sencillas y le invitamos a retar a los miembros de su familia a encontrar más y nuevas ideas para ahorrar dinero.
This publication provides checklists to guide potential buyers as they check out homes before they put in a purchase offer.
This booklet will help you determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis, and will explain dietary changes that can decrease that risk.
This factsheet describes different parenting styles and lists suggested measures parents can take to discipline their children.
This factsheet discusses reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification and fair housing law.
This factsheet discusses remodeling and changes that can be made to homes as residents age.
This factsheet offers information on what to do if you lose your job.
In the event of income or job loss, it is important to reduce family spending right away. Even if you think you will have a new job soon, failing to do this right away can add to the stress and pressure of finding a new job. This factsheet outlines some options to cut and prioritize spending.
If you have trouble making minimum payments on your credit cards, creditors, in general, will be more likely to work with your family if you contact them before they contact you. This publication offers tips on speaking with your creditors and making a plan to get out of debt.
Regardless of how much you have, money is often the source of conflict for families. The tough economy can take a toll on even strong marriages, partnerships and households. This factsheet offers tips on how to manage and resolve conflicts.
One way to save money is by preparing foods yourself or from scratch rather than paying for the added processing costs of the prepared foods available at the grocery store. This publication compares making several foods from scratch versus buying them prepared at the grocery store.
When money is tight, look for ways to reduce household expenditures. This publication offers a number of simple no cost/low cost things you and your family can do to help save money on your utility bill.
¿Cómo está afectando la crisis nanciera a su familia? Algunos niños pueden sentirse ansiosos o deprimidos. La clave está en cómo los padres pueden responder ante esta situación. Si los padres están irritables y en constante conflicto por cuestiones de dinero, es más probable que los niños se vean afectados negativamente.
Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? This resource provides storage information along with family friendly recipes and quick tips about preparation. Great resource for food pantries or anyone who might be receiving gleaned sweetpotatoes that haven't been cured.
This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and home gardens to supplement food for food banks and pantries in North Carolina.
How much house can you afford? This publication provides a worksheet to help you assess your financial status.
This factsheet offers tips and resources on securing new employment.
We all know how important it is to eat healthy, but you may ask “How can I eat healthy and still feed my family on a limited budget?” This publication offers some tips that will help you do both.
When money is tight, the first thing families cut is anything considered extra or unnecessary. This factsheet will help you find ways to trade work for fun or spice up free activities in your community.
Si está teniendo problemas para hacer los pagos de su hipoteca, una de las cosas más importantes que puede hacer es buscar ayuda de inmediato, y si es posible, hágalo incluso antes de omitir un pago. Los prestamistas no quieren quitarle su casa, ya que prefieren recibir el pago en lugar de tomar posesión de su vivienda y luego buscar otro comprador. Muchos organismos gubernamentales y organizaciones sin fines de lucro están dispuestos a ayudarle.
This publication provides a scoring chart to help you judge and compare the interiors of various homes and look for ways to improve them.
This publication will help you understand the negotiating process in home buying.
The factsheet focuses on reasonable accommodations and modifications covered under fair housing law.
This publication offers tips on how to compare food costs at the grocery store to save money.
This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools to reduce the likelihood of foodborne illness by handling food safely from the time it is received until the time it is served.
When selecting a house, think about more than just the basic structure. The site and environmental factors are other aspects to investigate.
This publications outlines important interpersonal skills that strengthen relationships.
If you have a need to buy a car, this publication offers some tips to help you get the most for your money.
Consumer credit counseling can help struggling consumers restructure their debt payments within their household budgets. This factsheet offers some tips on selecting a credit counseling agency and what to expect from an agency.
This publication offers tips for avoiding employment scams.
Calentar y enfriar su hogar representan aproximadamente el 43 por ciento de su factura de servicios públicos. Aquí encontrará algunas recomendaciones sobre cómo usted y su familia pueden ahorrar dinero en los costos de calefacción y aire acondicionado.