Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States.More >> Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states.More >> To prepare for a flood, you should: Avoid building in a floodprone area unless you elevate and reinforce your home. Elevate the furnace, water heater, and electric panel if susceptible to flooding.More >> If a flood is likely in your area, you should:
Listen to the radio or television for information.
Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediatelyMore >> The following are guidelines for the period following a flood: Listen for news reports to learn whether the community's water supply is safe to drink. Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated byMore >>