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Flood Safety

Planning ahead for flooding will protect you, your family, your property, your finances and your piece of mind. This is especially true if you live in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated flood zone. To find out more about flood zones, see the Flood Zones web page.

What you should know about flooding:

Preparing for a flood:

When flooding occurs, follow this advice from FEMA:

More information can be found at the flooding section of the FEMA website.

After the flood

Here are some things that you might need when it is safe to return home:

For more safety tips, see Dealing with Flood Damage.


This American Red Cross website information about Are You Ready for a Flood or Flash Flood? 

The Government of British Columbia in Canada has a great website that contains information about "Personal Flood Preparedness and Prevention" 

FEMA has a website for kids called Ready. The message for kids is Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. This site contains some great flood information geared towards kids on how to prepare for a flood.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is merely a summary of flood safety information. For more complete information, follow the provided links to other websites.

Last updated Apr 2, 2015