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Flood Preparedness

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
This 4-page PDF from FEMA describes the two types of flood coverage and what they cover, general information about deductibles, what is covered by flood insurance, and how items are valued at time of loss.

Flooded home exteriorTurn Around Don’t Drown™ (TADD)
The National Weather Service campaign called Turn Around Don’t Drown helps to warn people of the hazards of walking or driving a vehicle through flood waters.

Floods the Awesome Power by NOAA (PDF)
This 16-page preparedness guide by the NOAA National Weather Service describes flood related hazards and gives lifesaving suggestions for avoiding disaster.

How to Prepare for a Flood (PDF)
This FEMA 12-page booklet educates on knowing your flood risk and outlines how to protect yourself.  You will find helpful tips for evacuation and what to do if you are trapped.

Electricity Cost Calculator by
Use this calculator to help you estimate the cost of running appliances and equipment. Often, this type of equipment can run for days – drying fans, heaters, and dehumidifiers use a lot of electricity.

Flood Safety by American Red Cross
The American Red Cross offers a large variety of preparedness resources.  Learn what to do before, during and after a flood.

Flood Protection Videos by Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (Flash Player required)
This Flood Protection video provides practical tips on things you can do to safeguard your home, and
Note: Flash video will not display on iPhone.

Video:  How Flood Insurance Saved His Home

See one homeowner’s flood experience and the importance of having flood insurance.

Also see:  Flood Recovery