Flood Plan Components: Determine the right mitigation steps

Floods March 23, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF



Flood Plan Components

Determine the right mitigation steps

Determine the steps you need to reduce the impact of a flood.

These mitigation steps can be:

  • Physical actions, such as raising buildings above potential flood levels or moving out of highly flood-prone areas
  • Personal or social actions, such as working to change land-use patterns to reduce flooding (by yourself and with your community)
  • Financial actions, such as buying the appropriate flood insurance or building a contingency fund

All three actions can be effective and could be part of your pre-flood plan.

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