Flood preparedness – health and safety resources

It’s that time of year again: the temperatures are starting to heat up, spring showers are on their way, and the summer storm season is upon us.

As lovely as that all sounds, that means many areas are also going to be at a high risk for floods over the next several months.

Staying ahead of the storm is much easier if you’re armed with health and safety information ahead of time.

Here are some great articles that our team thinks anyone in a flood zone (or who may travel to one) should have access to:

NEMA | Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment Download Article (Word document)

Maps: Which Parts of the U.S. See Flash Floods Most Often?

The Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Facts, Information & Resources http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster/hurricanes/

Flash Flood Travel Safety Tips: 5 Must-Ask Questions http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travel-tips/articles/flash-flood-safety-5-must-ask-questions

5 Ways To Prevent Your Basement From Flooding http://www.improvenet.com/a/5-ways-to-prevent-your-basement-from-flooding

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Hurricane Supply List

Driving to Safety: The Car Owner’s Guide to Emergency Evacuation http://www.lagrangecountrydodge.com/blog/2016/september/29/car-owners-guide-to-emergency-evacuation.htm

Landscape Topics Relating To Hurricane Damage And Recovery http://www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/family_home/home/design_construction/getting%20started/recovery_assistance/landscape-topics-relating-to-hurricane-damage-and-recovery

Floods And Your Livestock