Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. They can affect an area as small as a local neighborhood or community, to as large as an entire river basin and multiple states.
Flooding often results from another disaster, like a hurricane. These resources can help you learn what you need to know to respond to a flood threat.
Learn some flood terms, facts, and safety tips to help you before, during, and after a flood. You can also get information about flood insurance. (Ready.gov)
Key Facts About Flood Readiness
Learn how to prepare for a storm and pending evacuation. Find out what to do if you’re under a flood watch or warning and what emergency supplies you need. You can also get information about clean-up and food and water safety after a flood. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Flood Safety Checklist (PDF, 80 KB)
What should I do? What supplies do I need? What do I do after a flood? Get a checklist that answers these three questions to help you prepare. You can also learn about the Safe and Well website. It can help you let your family know you’re safe after a flood. (American Red Cross)
Food and Water Safety
Get food and water safety facts you can use in an emergency. Learn what to do during and after a power outage or flood. There’s even a short video you can watch on food safety during power outages. (Food and Drug Administration)
Get tips on how to recover after a flood. Things like generator safety, how to handle private wells and septic systems, disaster debris, mold, clean-up and renovation. You can also find information on food and water safety. (Environmental Protection Agency)