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Part 1 of 4 – Tips on Hiring a Contractor After a Disaster

 What type of contractor do I need to repair my flooded home? If your home has been damaged by a flood, you may need to hire the services of professionals to mitigate the damages, handle any damaged personal property, or perform repairs.  Typically, contractors who specialize in flood mitigation and repair are most familiar with…..

READ MORE »Posted on January 2nd, 2012 in category: Contracting Service Tips


The Red Guide to Recovery

Avoiding Disaster Scams

The following information is a segment taken from Chapter 14: Avoiding Disaster Scams from The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors. Five Tricks of a Con Artist After a disaster, con artists often canvass neighborhoods looking for opportunities to take advantage of the survivors.  Here are five ways that scam artists…..

READ MORE »Posted on December 13th, 2011 in category: Recovery Tips


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See the entire 2011 Hurricane Season in 4.5 minutes!

FEMA has a great blog site, one of their recent posts is a reminder that Hurricane Season may be over for 2011, but it’s never too early to prepare for 2012!  Check out their blog about the End of Hurricane Season, which includes a link to a video of the 2011 Hurricane Season from Space…..

READ MORE »Posted on December 1st, 2011 in category: Hurricanes


Can common household products be dangerous?

Yes, when used or stored improperly, many common household chemicals can be highly toxic.  The Red Guide to Recovery website is host to hundreds of links to websites with important information you should know now.  See our page on Health Hazards to find what you need to know about common household chemicals, what chemical mixtures…..

READ MORE »Posted on October 30th, 2011 in category: Recovery Tips


September is National Preparedness Month

Have you been in the unfortunate position to find out first hand if you were ready for an emergency?  For many of us, we realized being prepared goes beyond the assembly of an emergency supply kit, but requires planning, staying informed during the emergency, and getting involved to help family, friends and your community as…..

READ MORE »Posted on September 10th, 2011 in category: General


Three Simple Disaster Recovery Tips

We have gathered many great resources on disaster recovery and preparedness for you to check out on the Red Guide website, but if we had to choose a top three, here is what we want you to know: Have supplies ready to stabilize and protect your home. Practice how to shut off your utilities like…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 25th, 2011 in category: General