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Natural Hazards

Infographic, "Be Ready! Floods"

Screenshot of "Be Ready! Floods"

Additional language of infograph: Español

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Government Resources on Floods

Screenshot of "Flood Insurance" website

Flood Insurance

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Screenshot of "Floods" website


Screenshot of "USGS Flood Information" website

USGS Flood Information

U.S. Geological Survey

  • Check out some tools on current and forecasted flood information like WaterWatch, Regional and Local Flood Alerts, WaterAlert, and WaterNow.

Information in the CGP about Preparing for Floods

Check out some information about preparing for floods that you can find in the CGP

Screenshot of "Flood safety: For you and your family"

Flood safety: For you and your family

National Weather Service

  • Publication Date: around 2015
  • Quoted excerpt, "More than 50% of flood related deaths are due to someone driving or walking into floodwaters."
Screenshot of "Food and water safety during power outages and floods"

Food and water safety during power outages and floods

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Quoted excerpt, "Perishable food such as meat, poultry, seafood, milk, and eggs that are not kept adequately refrigerated or frozen may cause illness if consumed, even when they are thoroughly cooked."
Screenshot of "How to prepare for a flood"

How to prepare for a flood

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Quoted excerpt, "Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere."
  • Additional language of publication: Español
Screenshot of "Keeping workers safe during flood cleanup"

Keeping workers safe during flood cleanup

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Quoted excerpt, "Workers responding to the cleanup from floods may be exposed to serious hazards including electrical, fallen trees and debris, mold, and carbon monoxide."
Screenshot of "Spring flooding: Risks and protection: What you should know"

Spring flooding: Risks and protection: What you should know

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Publication Date: before 2012
  • Quoted excerpt, "While spring brings the promise of warm weather and longer days, it also brings a variety of conditions that can include heavy rains, severe weather, and rapid snowmelt that can increase your flood risk."