Aftermath of a flood in Grand Forks, MN (1997)

 Flooded fields near Campbell Hall, NY after Hurricane Irene (2011)
Image by Daniel Case

Flooded fields near Campbell Hall, NY after Hurricane Irene (2011)

Emergency personnel in Schoharie County following Hurricane Irene (2011)
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Emergency personnel in Schoharie County following Hurricane Irene (2011)

Flooded yard in Schoharie County after Hurricane Irene (2011)
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Flooded yard in Schoharie County after Hurricane Irene (2011)

Flooding in Schoharie County after Hurricane Irene (2011)
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Flooding in Schoharie County after Hurricane Irene (2011)

Flood Recovery

General Flood Information

Floods - The national eXtension website has compiled resources from Extension offices around the country on ways to prepare, respond to and recover from flooding emergencies, at:
http://www.extension.org/floods

Ready.gov, a FEMA website, includes resources on flooding including what to do before, during and after a flood, general information on flood insurance and links to FloodSmart.gov - the official site of the National Flood Insurance Program, interactive toolds to assess potential flooding costs and your flood risk scenarios, FEMA training programs to encourage flood safety, and flood outreach education materials, and additional links, at: http://www.ready.gov/floods

"Preventing Flood Damage" - These pages on the Louisiana State University website include preparations you can make to prevent damage in future floods, videos and printed information on flood proofing techniques such as sandbagging and inflatable barriers, suggestions for how to raise and protect your appliances, and more.

Cornell University's Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has compiled extensive information on how to respond during emergencies on topics such as: Agrosecurity/Food Safety, Animals in Emergencies, Family Matters, Fire, Hazardous Materials, Homeland & Personal Security, Infectious Diseases, Natural & Weather Related Disasters, Power Outages, Radiological Incidents and more.

"First Steps to Flood Recovery" is a resource from Purdue University EDEN that provides answers to specific questions on disaster recovery; how to help yourself and your family, people with disabilities, pets and livestock; when to re-enter buildings; damaged food and drinking water issues; how to salvage photos, keepsakes and furniture; large electrical appliances; carpeting and flooring; wallboard and insulation; contacting your insurance company, and government/community support.

Contact

Jennifer Stengle
Resource Educator, Environmental Horticulture and Natural Resource
jjs95@cornell.edu
845-278-6738

Last updated May 12, 2016