Flood Preparedness

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Flooding In Cape GirardeauFloods the Awesome Power by NOAA
This 16-page preparedness guide by the NOAA National Weather Service describes flood related hazards and gives lifesaving suggestions for avoiding disaster.

Electricity Cost Calculator by HandyMath.com
When homeowners experience a flood, the drying fans, heaters, and dehumidifiers use a lot of electricity.  Often, this type of equipment can run for days.  Use this calculator to help you estimate the cost of running appliances and equipment.

Natural Disaster Preparedness by Drexel University
This website offers a large variety of preparedness resources.  You can search by type of disaster, or resource type.  They offer several resources specific to flood preparedness.

Flood Protection Videos by Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
This website offers a host of videos on preparing for disaster.  The video on Flood Protection for your home provides practical tips on things you can do to safeguard your home, and the a video on the Turn Around Don’t Drown campaign describes how to drive when there are flood waters.
Note:  These are flash videos and will not display on iPhone or other Apple products.

Turn Around Don’t Drown™ (TADD)
The National Weather Service campaign called Turn Around Don’t Drown helps to warn people of the hazards of walking or driving a vehicle through flood waters. Read or listen to a short podcast describing Flash Flood Safety in a Car.

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Adobe PDF Download icon
FEMA manages the NFIP and this 4-page PDF describes the two types of flood coverage and what they cover.

Video:  How Flood Insurance Saved His Home

See one homeowner’s flood experience and the importance of having flood insurance.