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Ask an Expert: This tool is a collaboration between the NDSU Extension Service and the National Extension. Users can ask questions and NDSU Extension experts will answer. If you don't have access to a computer, please call 221-6865 for assistance.

Anthrax, Livestock: ND Livestock Producers Warned of Anthrax Danger
Asbestos: Asbestos from renovation or demolition of regulated facilities.
Asbestos (Handling Flood-Damaged Vermiculite Insulation): ND Department of Health and EPA information on Handling Flood-Damaged Vermiculite Insulation

Clean-Up Assistance, Latter Day Saints: LDS "Helping Hands" volunteers available to help flood victims The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has volunteers who have been helping families and individuals with property damaged by flooding in both Minot and the Bismarck-Mandan area. Volunteers from the LDS church are now are available in Bismarck-Mandan to help out flood victims with a number of the tasks related to flood recovery, said Lynne Anderson, representing the local LDS congregation. The Mormon "Helping Hands" or "Yellow Shirt" program volunteers can remove drywall, insulation, flooring, carpeting, furniture, appliances, debris and more, she said. Anderson said that volunteers also can help with sandbag removal and cutting down trees, although that probably will not include stump removal, she said. Volunteers also provide the tools and equipment necessary to complete the work, she said. People requesting assistance are asked to call 701-390-9392 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. When help is requested, a work order is placed and the job put on the schedule, she said.

Clean-Up Assistance, Lutheran Disaster Response: Lutheran Disaster Response 1-800-950-2901

Clean-Up Kits, Red Cross: NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Clean-Up Kits, Salvation Army: The Salvation Army has cleanup kits available at their office located at 601 South Washington Street, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Cleaning Your Flood Damaged Home: Question and Answer Session on Cleaning Your Flood Damaged Home (NDSU Extension Engineer Ken Hellevang shares information on how to clean a flooded home. Here he narrates the PowerPoints in five sections and provides the PowerPoint slides as handouts.)
Commerce, ND Department of: North Dakota's Commerce Department has launched a website for people and businesses impacted by flooding. Officials say www.NDDisasterInfo.com brings together information about federal and state funding resources that are available to flood victims. It also contains other flood recovery information.

Debris Sorting: Segregate debris into waste types that are managed together
Disaster Assistance, FEMA: Deadline Extended to Sept. 22 to Register for Disaster Aid People may register for assistance by calling FEMA's toll-free number, 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) (TTY: 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing- or speech-impaired). The toll-free line is in operation from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (CDT) until further notice. Registration can be accomplished anytime at www.disasterassistance.gov or with a smart phone at m.fema.gov.
For more information on state and federal assistance programs, or to update an application, call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585). The deadline for submitting disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration is also extended to Sept. 22. Call SBA at (800) 659-2955.
Disaster Recovery Log: (NDSU Extension Services) The Disaster Recovery Log app helps you record information about damages to your home and property using text, images and audio.

Electrical Board: ND State Electrical Board
Electrical Equipment: Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

Farmers and Ranchers: Disaster Assistance Available to Farmers and Ranchers
FEMA Helpline: For more information on state and federal assistance programs, or to update an application, call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).
Flood Information: (NDSU Extension Service) Website for variety of items such as After-the-Flood Videos, Dry Out Before Rebuilding, Flooded House Clean-up PowerPoint presentations, Flood Recovery Checklists and more!
Funds, Disaster: Use Disaster Funds Wisely and For Intended Purpose

Inspection, Re-inspection: Call for Re-inspection When Cleared to Return Home
IRS: Tax Relief for Victims of Floods in North Dakota
IRS Disaster Assistance: IRS Disaster Assistance for Federally Declared Areas

Legal Services: Free Disaster Legal Service Available to North Dakota Residents in Five Disaster-Designated Counties

Mental Health Assistance: 211
Mobile Homes: Does your mobile home insurance cover flood?
Moisture, Home: NDSU Extension, Home Moisture
Mold: Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring urges caution on post-flood cleanup.

ND Department of Health: Flood Cleanup Health and Safety Information

Pumping: Don't Pump Out Basements Too Early or Too Fast

R.A.F.T (The Resources Agencies Flood Team): RAFT is a cooperative effort for faith-based and community based agencies to work together in a crisis. Their role in the face of disaster is to come together to find resources to assist in recovery. Complete the forms by October 31, 2011 and return to: RAFT,1905 2nd St SE Suite 1B, Minot ND 58701. If you have any questions, please contact 800-950-2901
Recovering: Recovering from Disaster
Rental Assistance, Extended: Receipts Required for Extended Rental Assistance
Resources for Rebuilding: Rebuilding Resources

Septic System Failure, Federal Assistance: Federal Assistance May Be Available When Septic Systems Fail
Septic Systems, Flooded: What to do with flooded septic systems (Tom Scherer, Extension Engineer, NDSU Extension Service)
Small Business Administration: The deadline for submitting disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration is also to Sept. 22nd. Call SBA at (800) 659-2955.

Unemployment Assistance: ND Job Service, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (extended to September 22nd)
Unmet Needs: Applications are now being accepted for unmet needs flood recovery assistance for Burleigh and Morton Counties. If you have registered through FEMA and still need assistance, go to the Missouri Slope Area United Way website and download the application.

Well Testing: North Dakota Department of Health Offers Free Private Well Bacteriological Testing for Residents Affected by Flooding
Winter: Preparing Flood Damaged Homes For Winter by Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., P.E., NDSU Extension Service