Tornadoes and Storms: Housing
Clean-up and hazards
How to use these potentially dangerous units correctly.
Other clean-up and hazards resources we recommend
After a tornado — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — Safety precautions, inspecting damages, and helping children cope
Assessing Roof Damage After a Tornado: Repair Strategies For Homeowners — National Ag Safety Database (nasd) — Protect your family, work with insurance companies and repair.
Five approaches to fixing the problem.
Keep humidity level at 30% to 45%.
Concrete, drywall, wood, furniture do best when moisture is less than 10%.
Fungi, mold, mildew
Detect, disinfect, and prevent mold to avoid health problems.
- El moho: Su hogar seguro (Spanish version)
From textiles, paper, painted surfaces.
University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department Health — For managing indoor mold and water remediation, mid-technical level (250 pages).
Other fungi, mold, mildew resources we recommend
- Fungi in buildings – Department of Environmental Health & Safety, University of Minnesota
- Mold and moisture – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur.
- Protect yourself from mold ‐ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention