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Expert advice to restore your home after flooding

Gulf Coast residents returning to flood-damaged homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey – and many people in the Caribbean and Florida after Irma – have a long road ahead of them.

We spoke with Austin, Texas, builder Matt Risinger, who’s been making trips to Houston as a volunteer with his church group to help people demo their homes and begin the drying process. He’s been documenting this on his blogInstagram feed and YouTube channel. Here, he offers tips to homeowners on how to proceed once the waters recede. Be sure to check out his video below for more instructions. We’ve also included advice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Red Cross and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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