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Spring and Summer Storm Recovery Resources

April 18, 2013

Chicagoland is often hit with spring and summer storms. The following are resources to help you prepare for and recover from these storms.

Sign up for Alerts from NotifyChicago on weather-related emergencies to traffic alerts http://goo.gl/DalT2

Thunderstorms (U of IL Extension) http://bi t.ly/q4NYO4

City of Chicago: Flood Preparedness http://goo.gl/26Ou7

Cleaning and Repairing Flooded Basements (Wisconsin Extension) http://goo.gl/b65Fr

Flooding: Disaster Resources (U of IL Extension) http://bit.ly/oysOxY

Flood Recovery Checklists (NDSU Extension) http://goo.gl/yiClW

Flood and Storm Recovery Links (Purdue Extension) http://goo.gl/7yUtC

Family Disaster Supply Kit http://bit.ly/nJcg8J

NOAA: Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States http://1.usa.gov/oMuIu3

Tornadoes - Disaster Resources (U of IL Extension) http://bit.ly/oveuEc

Lightning and Personal Safety (U of IL Extension) http://bit.ly/onNInR

Repair Storm Damaged Trees with Care (U of IL Extension) http://bit.ly/mmo495

Safe food handling during power outages (U of IL Extension) http://bit.ly/oeXDJi

Frozen Foods: When to Save and When to Throw Out (U of IL Extension) http://t.co/1ttJseb

Refrigerated Foods: When to Save and When to Throw Out (U of IL Extension) http://bit.ly/q20nUW

Using Portable Generators Safely (OHSA) http://goo.gl/0xZ0a

Sump Pump Tips (NDSU Extension) http://goo.gl/TG9mo

Source: Ron Wolford, Extension Educator, Horticulture, rwolford@illinois.edu

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