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Floods


Most areas of California are susceptible to some form of flooding. Whether it is from a storm, river overflowing or from a wildfire changing the landscape, it is important to stay informed. To check for flood hazard in your area, you can visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Map Service Center External link opens in new window or tab.. As a safety measure, federal and state agencies have information on what to do before, during, and after a flood.

Resources

American Red Cross: Flood Safety External link opens in new window or tab.
What to do before, during and after a flood.

California Department of Water Resources: Floods Preparedness External link opens in new window or tab.
Maps, videos and resources to help prepare for a flood.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Floods External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on preparing for flood, floodwater safety and health concerns returning home after a flood.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): How to Prepare for a Flood External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Learning the risk that a flood can bring.

Ready.gov - Floods External link opens in new window or tab.
Information of floods.

Ready.gov Kids - Floods External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on helping kids prepare for floods.

University of California Cooperative Extension: Floods External link opens in new window or tab.
What to expect after a flood.

Questions:   Lesley Taylor | EmergencyServices@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0559
Last Reviewed: Monday, November 18, 2019
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