Category: Flood


Do you know about Federal Disaster Aid?

FEMA recently posted a great list of frequently asked questions about Federal Disaster Aid.  There are probably a few questions you didn’t know to ask along with some straightforward answers.  Although the post was directed to storm victims in Missouri, this information is helpful for anyone in need of assistance: Commonly Asked Questions about Federal…..

READ MORE »Posted on February 1st, 2016 in category: Financial Aid, Flood, Insurance


PrepareAthon! is April 30th

Did you know April 30, 2014 is a National Day of Action?  America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.  It’s sponsored by FEMA, and intended for individuals, groups, and communities. Find…..

READ MORE »Posted on April 19th, 2014 in category: Fire, Flood, Hurricanes, Preparedness Tips, Tornados

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What is a 100-Year Flood?

It’s probably not what you think!  Check out the California Flood Preparedness website for the answer. In addition, find out other interesting facts about floods; for example, do you know what Alluvial Fan Flooding is vs. Riverine flooding?  Both are common in California.  And find resources for Reducing Your Flood Risk. Also see our section…..

READ MORE »Posted on October 2nd, 2013 in category: Flood, Preparedness Tips

Flood Safety Lessons

First account stories are truly interesting to read.  We found a fascinating recent account of Swift Water Rescue Team member, Scott E. Schermerhorn, Master Technician – Technical Rescue of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.  His stories bring to life the warnings we all know when it comes to flood safety…”be prepared” and “turn around…..

READ MORE »Posted on March 25th, 2013 in category: Flood, Preparedness Tips

Flood dry-out companies can cost you an arm and a leg!

After a flood, you need to carefully consider what course of action you will take to repair your home.  Obviously, standing water needs to be extracted, but you need to determine if it is more cost effective to remove and replace water damaged drywall, cabinetry, flooring, or baseboards, rather than paying a dry out company…..

READ MORE »Posted on October 30th, 2012 in category: Flood, Hurricanes, Insurance

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Hurricane, Tropical Storm or Depression, the end result is a Flood!

As we watch the incredible impact of the latest hurricane, Issac, we are reminded of how much damage happens with so much water coming on to land.  The storm will end, but the resulting floods are lasting.  The FEMA blog posts lots of helpful information related to recent disasters.  Their coverage on Issac includes Safety…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 31st, 2012 in category: Flood, Hurricanes