This page contains the best available references for cleaning up after a disaster. If you find an error or have something to add or replace one of these, please send it in!
- Vermont Department of Health (DOH) District offices are a local source of information and supplies for flood recovery and cleanup. Offices have: water test kits for testing private wells, N-95 respirator masks, and gloves. You can also get information on safe cleaning, dealing with mold, water disinfection, how to deal with stress, what to say to your children about the disaster, and much more.
- … Flood Website: http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/water/flood.aspx (best resource for health, safety, drinking water, cleanup, and mold info)
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- … District Office is in Brattleboro at 232 Main St Suite 3, (802) 257-2880 or 888-253-8805 toll free, http://healthvermont.gov/local/district/Brattleboro.aspx
- WKVT Interview with VT Health Commissioner on cleanup precautions (5 minute audio)
- Sorting Debris: Sorting Debris (792KB PDF)
- Soil and Sediment Cleanup: ANR handout soil_cleanup_guide (48KB PDF)
- How to Get Rid of Mold: CDC flyer get-rid-of-mold (170KB PDF)
- Hazardous Waste Disposal:
- … Brattleboro 347 Old Ferry Rd; M-F 8 am-3 pm, Sat 8 am-12 noon
- Environmental Consultant List (from DOH, 199KB PDF)
- Cleanup Contractor List (from DOH, 67KB PDF)
- Before you move back in: 090111_irenerecoverysteps (126KB PDF)
- ReNew Building Materials and Salvage – http://www.renewsalvage.org/, (802) 246-2400 – If you have a structure or trailer that you want to take down before you rebuild, or if you have sections of your building that you need to remove before you repair, ReNew offers a deconstruction service – they can also remove fixtures, appliances, cabinets, or other interior structures that you need removed