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Floods & Storms: Preparation


Purdue Extension helps homeowners, farmers guard against flooding​

What to Do Before a Flood
Steps to take before a flood occurs. (Source: FEMA)

Deciding to Stay or to Go (PDF)
A families' guide to preparing for natural disasters. (Source: American Red Cross & FEMA)

Disaster Preparedness: Floods
A guide for every stage of flood disasters. (Source: ACES)

Flood Disaster Supply Kit (PDF: 111 KB)
A list of needed supplies to have available before flooding begins. (Source: FEMA)

Floods in English / Inundacions en Español
Facts to remember to protect your personal health and safety. (Source: CDC)

Planning for Natural Disaster Debris (PDF)
This guide highlights the need for communities to plan for the cleanup of debris after a major natural disaster. Based on lessons learned from communities that have experienced such disasters, this guide contains information to help communities prepare for and recover more quickly from the increased solid waste generated by a natural disaster. (Source: EPA)

Septic System Performance in Flooded and Wet Soil Conditions (Source: Purdue Extension, PDF: 1.11 MB)

Plan Today for Tomorrow's Flood: a Flood Response Plan for Agricultural Retailers (Source: Purdue Extension, PDF: 12.41 MB)
A free online publication to help you write a flood preparedness plan.