Mitigation and Safety:
The following links provide a host of information on what to do before, during, and after a flood to keep your family safe and your home and other personal possessions protected.
- FloodSmart.gov: Preparation and Recovery
- Insurance Institute For Business and Home Safety - Disaster Safety
- Red Cross: Preparing for floods
- NOAA's National Weather Service: Flood Safety
- Ready.gov: Basic Disaster Safety Kit
Multimedia displaying the costs, dangers, and causes of small to large amounts of flooding.
Find out more information on the federally run National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that is recommended for all and required of many. Flooding is the nation's #1 natural disaster with 90% of all disasters containing some degree of flooding. Don't wait to the last minute to purchase. Besides a few exceptions, which usually involve an existing policy, there is a 30-day waiting period before flood insurance takes effect.
- Flood Insurance Fact Sheet
- FloodSmart.gov: About the NFIP and Choosing Your Coverage
- FEMA: FAQ
- FloodSmart.gov: FAQ
Get an estimate of your flood risk levels based on the location of your home.
- Floodsmart.gov: One-Step Flood Risk Profile tool
- FEMA Map Service Center & MSC FEMA Product Map Search
- IBHS: Flood risk - evaluate your risk
Myth of the 100 Year Flood:
This is actually a flood with a 1% chance of occurring every year, not just once every 100 years. In fact, there is a 26% of a flood during the typical 30 year mortgage on a home.