Flood waters are rising and water damage is eminent as you read this on March 11, 2010. The Mississippi is flooding a wide flood plain along most of the length but concentrated from Cedar Rapids to St. Louis according to the U.S. Department of the Interior/ U.S. Geological Survey http://la.water.usgs.gov/default.html
When you are confronted with water damage to your treasured family valuables consider calling for help. “I got a call recently from an office manager that had four inches of water in the office… piles of valuable office décor, framed items and company memorabilia had gotten wet. Timing was critical for getting the things dried out,” said Scott M. Haskins, author of How To Save your Stuff From A Disaster” and Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Expert, “in order to not let mold take over.”
Here are 3 very important Tips to follow:
- Getting the items away from the wetness!
- Drying out wet items means getting the air moving with fans and
- Do NOT turn up the heat! It will accelerate the mold growth.
“Flood relief community volunteer Matt Steward reported from another flood location, ““When we got there to help people, all we were asked to do is look for people’s memorabilia floating in the water.”
After everyone is safe and accounted for, the biggest reason people mourn after a disaster is for the lost memories, things that can’t be paid for by insurance: personal keepsakes and beloved memorabilia.
For those in the path of the storm, the horse is already out of the barn, referring to pre-damage preparation. As you read this, tens of thousands of Americans are cleaning up and searching for cherished items of family memories that have been damaged and seem ruined. The question — “What to do now?” — has an answer.
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