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Free FEMA Publications Give Advice About Flood Preparedness

Release date: 
November 13, 2007
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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Free publications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about how to protect yourself and your property from flooding are a toll-free phone call or mouse-click away.

FEMA publications provide helpful information about what to do before, during and after a flood in order to decrease the toll such disasters take on lives and property.

Order these publications by calling 1-800-480-2520, or you can download or order copies from the FEMA web site at Many publications are available in Spanish and other languages.

These resources provide information on topics such as:

  • Flood Prep and Safety (F-684). Important tips about how to prepare for a flood.

  • Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting (F-312).  Describes six ways to protect a residence from flooding, including information on technical and financial assistance.

  • Repairing Your Flooded Home (F-234). Step-by-step guidance for repairing flooded property.

  • Why You Need Flood Insurance (F-683), and Your Homeowner's Insurance Doesn't Cover Flood (F-61). Provides information about the Federal Flood Insurance Program, which is the only coverage available for flood damage to property.

  • After Disaster Strikes: How to Recover Financially from a Natural Disaster (F-292). Information about how to protect against the financial consequences of a disaster.

Materials can also be ordered through regular mail by sending a request to: FEMA Distribution Center, P.O. Box 2012 8231, Stayton Drive, Jessup, Maryland 20794-2012.

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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