Each year, homes and businesses across the United States are damaged or destroyed by floodwaters. One-third of flood damage occurs outside of designated floodplains, according to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Knowing your flood risk is the first step toward becoming better prepared. While elevating properties is the most effective solution to protect against flooding, there are other steps you can and should take to reduce the risk of severe damage.

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5 Ways to Reduce Water Damage after a Flood

Learn how to recover and reduce damage in your building immediately following a flood.

Choosing the Right Materials: Flood

Choosing the Right Materials: Flood

The right material choices will help minimize flood losses.

Colorado Flooding in Perspective

IBHS offers flood resources to respond and recover.

Determine Your Flood Zone Designation

Determine Your Flood Zone Designation

Obtain updated flood maps for your area.

Disaster Planning: There’s an App for That

The new Know Your Plan app gives you the mobile power and organization to help keep your family and your home safer during a disaster.

Do You Know Your Flood Risk?

IBHS explains the components of evaluating flood risk, including flood zones, flood maps, Base Flood Elevation, and flood insurance.

Flood Insurance: Are You Covered?

Get the answers to frequently asked questions about flood insurance coverage.

Flood Preparedness: Flash Flood Safety

Find out how you can stay safe during a flash flood.

Home Improvements to Consider Before a Flood

Learn six suggested improvement projects for homeowners to help protect their property against potential floods this season.

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