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Graphic: Coming Home After a Flood

Clouds part over a house. Landscape shows mountains in the background and puddles in the foreground. Title reads: "Coming home after a flood." Icon of rubber gloves. "Your home may be contaminated with mold or sewage—wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, and goggles during cleanup." Icon of plug with electricity bolts. "Make sure the electricity and gas are shut off to avoid fire or getting hurt. Have an electrician check the house before turning the power back on." Icon of camera. "Photograph flood damage for insurance purposes." Icon of telephone. "Contact your insurance agent as soon as possible to talk through your options."

Graphic features four things survivors can do to protect themselves and begin the recovery process when returning home after a flood. The text reads:

Coming home after a flood.

Your home may be contaminated with mold or sewage—wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, and goggles during cleanup.

Make sure the electricity and gas are shut off to avoid fire or getting hurt. Have an electrician check the house before turning the power back on.

Photograph flood damage for insurance purposes.

Contact your insurance agent as soon as possible to talk through your options.

Photo by FEMA Graphic - Feb 04, 2016
Last Updated: February 4, 2016