Connecting people to helpful resources
IAFSM advances knowledge to the public so our communities can be ready when the worst happens. Responsibility for flood loss reduction is shared by everyone: local, State and Federal agencies, the private sector, and individual property owners. Reducing flood losses can only be accomplished by educating everyone involved, so they have the tools needed reduce flooding. To that end, IAFSM has collected valuable resources and information on this website for anyone interested in reducing their flood risk.
The content has been organized into four main categories:
- Learn: Understand your flood risk and how you can reduce that risk before a flood happens
- Prepare: How can communities and individuals prepare themselves and their property
- Respond: Find out what you should do at each stage of the storm: Before, During, and After.
- Recover: Plan your flood recovery efforts before you begin cleaning and repairing flood damage.
Click on the link to the right to learn more about each stage in the flooding cycle.
Did you know?
Floods are among earth's most common and most destructive natural hazards.
Excessive rain, a ruptured dam or levee, rapid melting of snow or ice, or even an unfortunately placed beaver dam can overwhelm a river, spreading over the adjacent land, called a floodplain.