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2016 Flood

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Great video resources to help children deal with change and with emergencies:




BEGINNING YOUR RECOVERY:


FEMA NOTICE FOR ALL PARISHES AFFECTED BY THE LOUISIANA FLOODS
You are encouraged to complete an application for disaster assistance now, even if your parish has not yet been federally declared for Individual Assistance.
Please click Apply Online to start your application. When asked to choose a disaster, select the disaster number "4277." If your area has not yet been declared, you may just click Next to proceed. Your application will be processed if and when your parish is added to the current declaration.


For more information on FEMA visit http://www.disasterassistance.gov.




INSURANCE CLAIMS:


La. Dept. of Ins. Recommendations:

https://www.ldi.la.gov/floodrecovery/
For homeowners with flood policy coverage affected by flooding:
Notify your insurer to start the claims process. Make sure you have the name of your insurance company, your policy number, and a telephone number and/or email address where you can be reached at all times.An adjuster should contact you within a few days of filing your claim. If you do not hear from an adjuster, you can contact your insurance agent or company again.

Document the damage. Separate damaged from undamaged property. Your adjuster will need evidence of the damage to your home and possessions to prepare your repair estimate. Take photographs of all of the damaged property, including discarded objects, structural damage, and standing floodwater levels. Make a list of damaged or lost items and include their date of purchase, value, and receipts, if possible. Officials may require disposal of damaged items so, if possible, place flooded items outside of the home.

Complete a proof of loss to support your claim. Your adjuster will assist you in preparing a Proof of Loss (which is your sworn statement of the amount you are claiming including necessary supporting documentation) for your official claim for damages. A Proof of Loss can be many things, but must contain the specific details set forth in the Standard Flood Insurance Policy. You'll need to file your Proof of Loss with your insurance company within 60 days of the flood. This document substantiates the insurance claim and is required before the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or insurance company can make payment. You'll receive your claim payment after you and the insurer agree on the amount of damages and the insurer has your complete, accurate, and signed Proof of Loss. If major catastrophic flooding occurs, it may take longer to process claims and make payments because of the sheer number of claims submitted.



Flood Insurance/NFIP:

https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/faqs/how-do-i-file-a-flood-insurance-claim.jsp


SHELTER INFORMATION:


Information on shelters and locating family members: http://www.redcross.org/local/louisiana/flood-information

DEBRIS INFORMATION:


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Saving or Restoring Photos, Books, Papers


Helpful tips on Dr. Benoit's (LSU School of Library and Information Sciences - SLIS) twitter page: https://twitter.com/eabenoit
How to freeze important documents, books, and photos to salvage them from flood damage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhtWAF8JkU8&feature=youtu.be
Salvage water damaged photos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8zHokwbSzE&feature=youtu.be
American Institute of Conservators - Treating water-damaged materials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwxkhj3IpxU
http://www.conservation-us.org/docs/default-source/emergency-resources/baton-rouge-nhr-release-8-16.pdf?Status=Temp&sfvrsn=2
Image Permanence Institute - A Consumer Guide for the Recovery of Water-Damaged Traditional and Digital Prints: https://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/webfm_send/314
Library of Congress – What to Do if Your Collection Gets Wet: http://www.loc.gov/preservation/emergprep/dry.html
Northeast Document Conservation Center - Emergency Salvage of Wet Books and Records: https://www.nedcc.org/free-resources/preservation-leaflets/3.-emergency-management/3.6-emergency-salvage-of-wet-books-and-records
Northeast Document Conservation Center - Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs: https://www.nedcc.org/free-resources/preservation-leaflets/3.-emergency-management/3.7-emergency-salvage-of-wet-photographs
Northeast Document Conservation Center - Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper: https://www.nedcc.org/free-resources/preservation-leaflets/3.-emergency-management/3.8-emergency-salvage-of-moldy-books-and-paper
Library of Congress - EMERGENCY DRYING PROCEDURES FOR WATER DAMAGED COLLECTIONS
American Institute of Conservators - Tips For the Care for Water-Damaged Family Heirlooms and Other Valuables: http://www.conservation-us.org/publications/disaster-response-recovery/guides-and-information/water-damage-tips#.V7XbzPkrK1s
Minnesota Historical Society - SALVAGE PROCEDURES FOR WET ITEMS: http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/conservation/emergency.php
Spec Bros - MAGNETIC TAPES CAN SURVIVE FLOOD EXPOSURE: http://www.specsbros.com/disaster-recovery-magnetic-tapes-can-survive-flood-exposure.html
Association of Moving Image Archivists – DISASTER RECOVERY FOR FILMS IN FLOODED AREAS: http://www.amianet.org/sites/all/files/Resource_Recovery_for_films_in_flooded_areas.pdf
Audiovisual Preserve Solutions – Disaster Response Information and Assistance: https://www.avpreserve.com/blog/disaster-response-information-assistance/
National Film and Sound Archive Australia – First aid for water damage: http://nfsa.gov.au/preservation/care/stabilising-audiovisual-after-floods/





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