How do I clean my rugs and carpets?
Often carpets and rugs are discarded after being soaked, but some can be saved. They may be best cleaned by professionals. If you do the work yourself, take the carpet and pad outside if possible, draping it over clotheslines, sawhorses, automobiles, or on concrete driveways. Flush soil and silt out with a water hose and spray nozzle. Add detergent if soiled. Work detergent into carpet with a broom or brush. Rinse with a solution of one gallon of water and 2 tablespoons of household bleach. Dry completely before reinstalling.
A sharper focus on the economic impact of the lower Delta backwater flood of 2019 helps predict the implications of continued flooding this year.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- One of Kim Hancock’s routine jobs is assisting 4-H’ers in Jones County with their livestock projects. On Easter Sunday, she was helping some of those same young people and their families sort through the rubble of what was once their homes.
Thirty-two counties in Mississippi reported damage from a tornado outbreak April 12 that resulted in 12 fatalities, many injuries and catastrophic destruction to residential, commercial and agricultural property.
Tornadoes and damaging storms that swept through the state Easter Sunday afternoon and evening, killing 11 Mississippians also caused devastating losses to growers in the poultry industry.
A post-flood recovery meeting on Oct. 22 will help tie up some loose ends with information on agronomic and financial considerations for land that was flooded this year.
South Mississippi Delta residents are in recovery mode after returning to homes that have been under water for nearly six months, but they need materials and assistance as they try to resume their normal lives.