Thinking of those impacted by Hurricane Sandy: find helpful EPA and FEMA info here.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has created a webpage for updates and information about FEMA's work with communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. On this site you will find news releases, answers to frequently-asked questions about post-flooding cleanup issues, and contact information for your state emergency office.
A few general tips:
-Bring drinking water to a rolling boil for one minute to kill water-borne bacterial pathogens
-Remove and discard anything that has been wet for more than 24-48 hours to avoid mold issues
Read more about mold, disaster debris, and how flooding could affect your household well or septic system on EPA's website here: http://www.epa.gov/sandy/frequentquestions.html
Visit the main hurricane response website here: http://www.epa.gov/sandy/
Residents of certain counties in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York can register for assistance on the USA.gov website here: