Resources for Flood Recovery

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Victims of this week’s flooding can turn to http://www.georgiadisaster.info/ for assistance in dealing with the emotional, mental and physical toll of the catastrophe.

One of the most comprehensive of its kind in the nation, the site links to a wide range of organizations including the American Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Georgia911.org and is available in Spanish.

Georgiadisaster.info is designed and maintained by University of West Georgia faculty, staff and graduate students and is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Human Resources using federal funds from the Community Health Preparedness Program.

In addition to meeting the needs of the general public, http://www.georgiadisaster.info/ offers resources and information for veterans and military families, schools, persons with disabilities and the elderly.

The website has nearly 3,000 links to weather radar, coping and recovery strategies, a disaster plan and many other resources.

For more information, go to http://www.georgiadisaster.info/.

If you would like to help out, the county is accepting donations for flood victims at Tabernacle Baptist Church (150 Tabernacle Dr., Carrollton). Tabernacle is just off the bypass, past the exit for Hwy 27. There will be signs posted on the bypass. The donations are to be taken to the bus barn and again the signs will direct you. There will be help available to unload your vehicle.You may drop items off Friday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The requested donations include bottled water, snacks (not things that require refrigeration or cooking), personal products (soap, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, wipes, diapers, etc.) and cleaning supplies. No clothing or furniture will be accepted at this time.

If you are a victim of the storm, view the following PDF documents for assistance in the aftermath of the flood:

- Get Rid of Mold

- Flood Cleanup and the Air in Your Home

What to Do After the Flood