Flood Preparedness Resources List to Share with Friends and Loved Ones
With the recent hurricane and flood threat, our team prepared a list of flood preparedness resources for you to share with friends and loved ones. We wish you and your families a safe and secure week.
- Red Cross Flood Safety Checklist explains what to do in the case of a flood, which supplies to store, and what to do after a flood.
- FEMA Family Communication Plans for parents and kids. They also have communication documents for planning and for you wallets.
- FEMA Emergency Supply List will show you the recommended basic items to have with you to prepare for a flood.
- Ready.gov on building a supply of water to serve your family’s needs.
- USGS has an interactive Water Alert Map that collects real-time data on stream flow. You can also use this system to receive texts or email messages when a stream in your area is rising to flood level.
- FEMA Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) will help you locate and organize all your important documents. You can also download the Checklist and Forms PDF.
- Red Cross Free Mobile Apps provide first aid tools and preparedness information you can download to your mobile devices.
- Red Cross Shelter Map will help you locate an open shelter.
- FEMA Flood Map Service allows you to search by address.
- Red Cross has a 57 page PDF on how to repair your flooded home. This step-by-step resource is packed with hundreds of rebuilding and flood proofing tips. Step #7 on page 34 discusses how to handle a flood insurance claim. And there is a DAC Visit Checklist available on page 35.
- FEMA Mobile App is available for Apple, Android and Blackberry mobile devices. With it you can receive alerts, locate open shelters, customize emergency checklists, upload and share disaster photos to help first responders and more.
- NOAA Local Weather Service has an online brochure about the dangers associated with low-water crossing.
- Flood Smart.gov has an interactive flood tool to help you measure the damage and costs associated with a flood.
- NOAA National Weather Service issues river-flood forecasts to the public.
- FEMA has a PDF brochure available online that shows the first steps to take after a flood. You can also order a braille version.
- NIST Youtube video resource on How Close is Too Close for Portable Generators
- Want to volunteer to serve others during a time of high risk and uncertainty? You can search FEMA CERT Programs by Zip Code to locate and join a response team.
Also see: Flood Zone Designations Explained
Contact us below if you need an agent or want help with your flood policy or flood insurance claims.
Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from a KMRD risk professional before taking any action.