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The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding.

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This page explains what actions to take when you receive a flood watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a flood.

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FEMA: Returning Home After a Flood

This fact sheet provides guidance on what to do after a flood.

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FEMA: Flood Map Service Center - Search by Address

Enter an address, place, or coordinate to locate your area flood map.

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CDC: Floods - Emergency Preparedness and Response

Floods, big or small, can have devastating effects on your home and your family. You can take steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding. Learn how to prepare for a flood, stay safe during a flood, and protect your health when you return home after a flood.

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Red Cross: Flood Safety Checklist

This checklist provides guidance on what you need, and what to do during and after a flood emergency.

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Red Cross: Flood Safety

The American Red Cross website has helpful information about floods and staying safe.

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Eat Safe Food

After a flood, food may not be safe to eat, even if it was in your refrigerator or freezer.  This tool provides guidance on how to ensure your food is safe to eat after a flood.

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