Reporting source for disaster recovery
September 8, 2004
When disasters strike a community, residents need information. To help the news media give its readers information they need to recover from a disaster, Virginia Cooperative Extension has developed a website with a series of publications on what people should do after a disaster.
These publications can be used by reporters in developing stories. With slight modifications, reporters can quickly fashion articles that will answer questions that will be on the minds of people whose homes and lives have been affected by the disaster.
The URL is http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/disaster/disaster.html, and you can select the publication.
The information is from Virginia Cooperative Extension and was prepared by faculty members at Virginia Tech.
Extension is a program that connects the people of the state with the land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. It provides research-based educational programs to help people improve their lives at home and at work.
Anyone who does not have access to the Web can contact their local Virginia Cooperative Extension office.
Publications available are:
Safety After a Disaster
Electrical Safety After a Disaster
Chain Saw Safety After a Disaster
Snakes After a Disaster
Hunter Safety After a Disaster
Select the Right Portable Generator After a Disaster
Making Temporary Structural Repairs After a Disaster
Food & Water
Clean Water After a Disaster
Safe Foods After a Disaster
Cooking When the Power Goes Off After a Disaster
Emergency Supplies of Water for Drinking and Food Preparation
Coping with Stress
Dealing with Stress After a Disaster
Helping Your Child Cope with Disaster
Cleaning Carpets and Floors After a Disaster
Cleaning Up After a Disaster: Clothing
Cleaning Up After a Disaster: Household Items
Insurance & Contracts
Flood Insurance and Credit for Disaster Victims
Filing Insurance Claims After a Disaster
Contracts After a Disaster
After a Disaster: Good News about Your Homeowner's Insurance Policy
Landscape & Agriculture
Salinity and Turfgrasses After a Disaster
Small Fruit Strategies After a Disaster
Assessing Landscape Tree Loss After a Disaster
The Storm-Damaged Landscape After a Disaster
After a Disaster Roof Repairs 1: The Rafters
After a Disaster Roof Repairs 2: Basic Materials
After a Disaster Roof Repairs 3: Sheathing Applications
After a Disaster Roof Repairs 4: Flashing & Sealing
After a Disaster Roof Repairs 5: Building Felt & Asphalt Shingles
After a Disaster Roof Repairs 6: Ventilation
After a Disaster Roof Repairs 7: Drainage