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Floods

A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry. The European Union (EU) Floods Directive defines a flood as a covering by water of land not normally covered by water. In the sense of “flowing water”, the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide.

American Red Cross:
After a Flood – The First Steps

American Red Cross:
Are You Ready for a Flood or Flash Flood?
Also available in Spanish.

US National Weather Service:

It’s simple and it could save your life: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Floods

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency:
Floods Fact Sheet for Kids

America’s PrepareAthon!
How To Prepare For A Flood
Also available in
Chinese
Spanish

American Red Cross:
Repairing Your Flooded Home
Also available in Spanish.

American Red Cross:
After the Flood: The First Steps

American Red Cross:
Flood Safety Checklist
Also available in
Arabic
Chinese
Farsi
French
Haitian
Hmong
Japanese
Khmer
Korean
Laotian
Russian
Spanish
Tagalog and
Vietnamese.

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency:
Floods

Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety:
Homeowner’s Guide for Flood, Storm Debris and Erosion Control
This has a page on sandbagging.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Flash Floods and Floods – The Awesome Power

Emergency Survival Program:
Floods