Flood Preparedness - Floodplain Management, U.s. Army Corps Of Engineers, Flood Insurance, Flood Preparedness
flooding emergency communities damage
Communities threatened by flooding can take steps to reduce the chances of floods and to lessen the damage that they cause. Many communities located in reas prone to flooding can develop floodplain management plans. They can also build flood barriers to control water overflows. Homeowners and businesses can reduce the potential financial impact of flood damage by buying flood insurance. People living in floodplains can prepare for a flood emergency by developing a personal flood emergency plan and putting together a supply kit in case evacuation becomes necessary.