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Graphic: Flood Damage Myth vs. Fact

Against a blue background, text reads: "Myth: I should keep my flood damaged items to show FEMA so i can get aid." Against a white background, text reads: "Fact: FEMA doesn't need to see your flood damaged items in person. We can assess damage even after you clean up, and it's safer for your health to throw away moldy items. It's a good idea to take photos of damage for your insurance claim but FEMA doesn't require them." FEMA logo in bottom right corner.

Graphic addresses the myth that survivors should keep their flood damaged items to show FEMA in order to get aid. Instead, survivors are encouraged to throw away moldy items for health reasons, and take photos of damage for their insurance claim.

Photo by FEMA Graphic - Mar 21, 2016
Last Updated: April 19, 2019