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Flooding can have devastating and long-lasting effects on your life. A little protection ahead of time can save your life and save you money. Use the following resources to learn more about how to protect your property from flood damages.

Protect_Your_Property.pdf
You can protect your property from flood damage using appropriate techniques for different types of buildings. Information contained in this link was adapted with permission from the Village of South Holland, Illinois website.

http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1420
Read about appropriate protection methods for your building using FEMA’s Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting: Six Ways to Protect Your House from Flooding (FEMA P-312).

http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1750
Sometimes, you can’t protect the whole building, but that shouldn’t stop you from protecting some key parts of it, like the furnace and air conditioner.

More information can be found at:


http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=3262
FEMA’s “Protect Your Property from Flooding” publications.

http://www.disastersafety.org/Flood
Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety’s “How to Reduce Risks from Flood”.

Financial_Assistance_for_Retrofitting.pdf
From Chapter 2.7, FEMA's Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting - FEMA P-312.

   
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