Recover after Flooding
After Flooding Occurs
If you have purchased flood insurance, it’s important to document the damage (when safe) and submit a claim as soon as possible. Maintain awareness of additional weather events and river conditions. There can be additional storms after an initial event, and flooding can occur after the rain has stopped. Follow recommendations from officials working the recovery effort. They can provide you with the proper precautions regarding gas, electricity and safe drinking water. Smergency supply kits can help you and your family in the initial days following a flood. More information can be found at FloodSmart.gov and Ready.gov
Aid During Recovery
If flooding occurs, governmental entities and volunteer agencies will be available to assist with evacuation centers and emergency supplies. It is important to be prepared for the initial impacts of flooding, but there will likely be many opportunities for assistance as you recover from flooding.