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It’s not over until your street and your carpet are dry.
The City of Virginia Beach circulated a list of tips Wednesday for people dealing with Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath, from muck and debris to wet carpeting.
For homeowners with flood damage, the city had this to say: check the flood policy in your insurance; take photographs of the damage; keep windows open and air conditioning on to help dry things out; remove wet carpeting and pads; clean floors, walls and cabinets with a blend of one-part bleach and four-parts water; make a list of damaged items for the insurance adjuster; and call repair people to clean, service and provide repair estimates for appliances and heating/cooling equipment that have been damaged.
Assistance from Crisis Cleanup is also available, the city said in a release. Volunteer organizations will help with muck-and-gut, yard debris and minor repairs, such as placing tarps on roofs. Call 757-385-3111 to be added to a list.
For people who want to help out with the recovery efforts, Operation Blessing is accepting volunteers Monday through Saturday, at 8 a.m., at CBN’s Corporate Support Building, 977 Centerville Turnpike. Reservations are not necessary, but volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from work locations. For more information, call 757-226-3407.
To donate food, call the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, 877-HUNGERX.