Sandbagging for Flood Protection - AE626
A sandbag dike must be built properly to prevent or reduce flood damage.
Stacking Sandbags - DE1523
This circular shows the proper stacking for a sandbag dike.
Filling Sandbags - DE1524
The proper way to fill sandbags is shown in this publication.
Steps to Reduce Flood and Water Damage - DE1567
Many things can be done before the snow melts or before a heavy rainstorm to reduce damage to home and property. This checklist can help you prepare to reduce the severity of water or a flood on your home and family.
Preparing a Home That Will Be Flooded - DE1569
This is a step by step guide to prepare a home for a flood.
Flood Recovery: Dealing with Continuing Basement Seepage - DE1570
A water table above the basement floor causes water to continually seek ways to enter the basement. This publication touches on what happens when that occurs and what can be done to prevent it from happening.
Preparing Flood-damaged Homes for Winter - AE1594
If you do not plan to rebuild your flood-damaged home until next year, follow the advice in this publication as you prepare for winter.
Dry Out Before Rebuilding - DE1583
Wood submerged in water will absorb a large amount of water. Rebuilding too quickly after a flood can cause continuing problems such as mold growth, insect infestations and deterioration of the wood and wall coverings.
Plugging Home Drains to Prevent Sewage Backup - AE1476
For homes in areas of the country prone to flooding or heavy rain, taking a few steps to prepare for water levels that could result in sewage backing up into a home makes sense.
Flood Recovery Guide for Green Infrastructure in Communities - F1696
The historic floods of 2011 caused millions of dollars in damage and imposed great hardship on those affected. Low-lying areas along the Missouri and Souris rivers sustained unprecedented damage. The floods negatively impacted the trees and forests in these areas as well. Although the challenges posed by natural disasters can be quite variable, some common components must be accounted for in green infrastructure when such events occur. These include ensuring public safety; assessing damage; removing, disposing of and using wood waste; interagency coordination; and replanting efforts.
Flood Recovery Checklists for Farmsteads (DE1562)
This publication is for farmers and ranchers affected by flooding.
Families and Flood Evacuation: Items to Take for Children Evacuating DE1568 (Revised)
Natural disasters such as floods are stressful events for families. Evacuating their home is obviously stressful for children. Plan ahead by packing a disaster supplies kit for each of your children to grab if your family has to evacuate due to flood conditions or other reasons.
Successful Disaster Recovery Using the Community Capitals Framework (DE1864)
The community capitals framework can be a powerful tool to help communities successfully recovery from disasters. After experiencing a disaster, a community can review its pre- and post-disaster capitals or utilize the community capitals framework in the recover process.
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