Content tagged "flood"

Food Safety During an Emergency

Throughout an emergency it is important to keep food and water safe to reduce loss and the risk of contracting a foodborne illness. During an emergency the...

Recover from a Flood

Floods Updated: November 09, 2016

Recovery can be thought of as actions taken to restore and rebuild impacted areas. Recovery is a difficult and lengthy process. Recovery is traditionally...

Prepare for Future Floods

Floods Updated: June 21, 2016

Preparedness includes actions taken to prepare people and property for a flooding event that may take place but is not currently forecasted. Activities...

3 Tips for Buying Flood Insurance

We all live in a flood zone. The question is, ‘what is our risk of flooding?’ Even someone that does not live near a body of water may be susceptible to...

4 Places to Find Flood Forecast Maps

Floods Updated: September 09, 2015

There are a number of websites available to help you determine and monitor potential flooding in your area. The following websites allow users to monitor...

Avoiding Mold Hazards in Your Flooded Home

Floods Updated: September 30, 2014

A flood-damaged home requires special attention to avoid or correct a mold population explosion.  Mold is likely to multiply on materials that stay wet for...

Reduce Potential for Future Flood Damage

Floods Updated: September 30, 2014

Before or after a flood there are many ways for an individual to reduce their potential for experiencing future flood damage (often called mitigation). These...

Flooding: The Big Picture

Experiencing a flooding event is always difficult but having a broader understanding of what is happening around you can help you through the process....

7 Ways to Use Social Media Before, During, and After a Flood

The same social media sites that you use in your daily life to share and connect with friends can become a lifeline before, during, or after a flood....

7 Ways to Reduce Vulnerability and Prepare for Disaster

We are all subjected to various hazards (flooding, wildfires, tornadoes, etc.). Many people want to prepare in advance but are unsure of where to start,...

Steps to Restore Your Flooded Home

Floods Updated: September 25, 2014

As soon as floodwaters recede, make sure the power is off and check for structural damage and infestations (snakes, fire ants, etc.), then get started as...

The Flood-Hardy Wall

Floods Updated: August 25, 2014

When building or restoring a home where flooding could rise above the foundation, a drainable, dryable wall assembly is designed to survive with little or no...

How can I prevent flooding and water damage around my house?

There are a number of steps to reduce the possibility of flooding around your house. *Slope the ground 1 inch per foot away the house. *Since basement...

What should I do upon entering a flooded building?

Before you try to enter or fix things in a flooded house, first take a look at Precautions on First Entry for some important safeguards. Be safe. Be aware...

When is it safe to return to flooded areas?

How much water does it take before a car is swept away?

Floods Updated: December 03, 2009

During a flood, should I plug drains in my basement? I am afraid of sewer backing up into our house. We do have a sump pump and there is a check valve on it.

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