Recovery Resources: Safe Clean-Up Tips

Debris Removal Guidelines by FEMA
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Repairing Your Flooded Home by the Red Cross (PDF)
This guide provides information on protecting yourself and your family from health hazards that follow a flood and includes tips on how to restore utilities, proper clean up, and financial assistance resources.

Removal of Floodwaters from Structures and Initial Entry into Previously Flooded Areas
This information from www.osha.gov describes key engineering controls and work practices recommended by the U.S. Department of Labor for removal of floodwaters conducted by response and recovery workers.

What to Do After the Flood (PDF)
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pamphlet on what do about water wells after a flood. This information is a supplement to state and local health agency precautions.

Handling Ash, Debris and other Hazardous Materials from Burned Structures (PDF)
Information on handling hazardous materials from burned structures from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control at www.dtsc.ca.gov.

Vehicle Removal and Salvage
This information from www.osha.gov describes key engineering controls and work practices recommended by the U.S. Department of Labor for vehicle removal and salvage after a disaster.