• Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. 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 from U.S. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations can help you deal with this type of emergency.

    Advice on how to deal with flood-damaged property

    Ways to keep water and food safe and other suggestions for recovering from a flood
    (Centers for Disease Control)

    Advice on how to use a generator safely and deal with issues such as mold and wastewater
    (Environmental Protection Agency)

    A checklist of items to take with you when returning home after a flood
    (American Red Cross)