Flood Response

In response to the recent Midwest floods, FEMA has compiled a short list of resources to assist recovery as well mitigation efforts.

View the Flood Smart Midwest Flood Fact Sheet 2008  (PDF 98KB, TXT 8KB)

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After a Flood

What can I do about mold?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  have additional facts sheets available on mold clean up and remediation as well as other resources.

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Flood Insurance

How do I file an insurance claim?

What is the National Flood Insurance Program?

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Recover and Rebuild

How do I begin rebuilding?

IRS Assistance

How can my family heirlooms and other valuables be restored?

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Preparing for Future Floods

What can be done to prepare for future flood events?

How Does Mitigation Help?

Mitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. A recent study by the Multihazard Mitigation Council shows that each dollar spent on mitigation saves an average of four dollars. FEMA’s Mitigation Directorate implements numerous Congressionally-authorized programs that address the effects of natural hazards through mitigation activities.

What kind of Federal Financial Assistance is there?

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Flood-Related Best Practices

Communities all across the U.S. that have experienced flooding disasters have documented their recovery efforts and success to share with others in the form of best practices.  Here is a sampling of these best practices related to flood recovery and flood insurance.  Click here to search for additional best practices

Flood Insurance related Best Practices

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Last Modified: Friday, 29-Aug-2008 10:21:13 EDT