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  • Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community; or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states. Many times flooding comes as a hazard from another disaster, such as a hurricane. The following resources can help you prepare for and recover from a flood.

    Floods - View tips to prepare before, during and after a flood including what you should know about flood insurance. (

    Key Facts About Flood Readiness - Learn the basic steps to prepare for the storm and possible evacuation, what to do if you are under a flood watch or warning and what emergency supplies you will need. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Flood Safety Checklist (PDF, 80 KB) - Use a checklist to help answer three questions during a flood: What should I do? What supplies do I need? What do I do after a flood? (American Red Cross)

    What Consumers Need to Know About Food and Water Safety - Obtain food and water safety facts during and after a hurricane, power outage or flood. (Food and Drug Administration)

    Flooding - Review tips on recovering after a flood, including advice on how to use a generator safely and deal with issues such as mold and wastewater. (Environmental Protection Agency)