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Be sure you're Red Cross Ready. That means:
Protecting Your Family
Protecting Your Pets & Animals
Protecting Your Home
Remember: standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding but flood insurance does. Get information at www.FloodSmart.gov.
Fill your sinks and bathtubs for drinking water in case flooding water interrupts or contaminates the public water supply.
Water stored in bathtubs and sinks should never be used for drinking or for bathing young children because lead can leak from the glaze in bathtubs and sinks into water stored in them. However, you can use water stored in bathtubs and sinks for flushing the toilet or washing the floor or clothing.
Then, If You Can, Do This
If You Still Have Time, Do This
If You Have Pets or Livestock
Download the Flood Safety Checklist
Red Cross checklists are available in multiple languages
When a flood occurs, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and comfort.
If you have a truck or SUV, it’s okay to drive across rushing flood water.
Just two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles, including SUVs and pickup trucks. Never try to drive across rushing flood water.
Caring For Yourself & Loved Ones
Returning Home Safely
Cleaning and Repairing Your Home
Ask a Professional to
You will never be able to buy flood insurance if your property has been flooded in the past.
You are still eligible to purchase flood insurance after your property has flooded, provided your community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Check with your local emergency management office for more information.