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Flood Preparedness

Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters — except fire. Many communities have experienced some kind of flooding, after spring rains, heavy thunderstorms, or winter snow thaws, but they can have extremely damaging results.

Find out what you can do to help those affected and displaced by floods. You can help provide the needed food, clothing, shelter, medical supplies, and services by donating or volunteering

Are you ready for a Flood?

Know What to Expect
Floods Can Take Several Hours to Days to Develop
Flash Floods Can Take Only a Few Minutes to a Few Hours to Develop
Prepare a Family Disaster Plan
Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit

Source: American Red Cross

Make A Donation
Your gift will help organizations working in the field in flood relief and rebuilding efforts.

Review the organizations below or search for other related charities.

American National Red Cross
Providing immediate and long-term support to those in need

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)
Information, education, health care & financial assistance

Salvation Army
Local, regional, and national disaster relief programs

International development & relief services for children

United States Committee for UNDP
Dominican Republic Emergency Relief

World Vision, Inc.
Disaster relief, development & advocacy programs

Be A Volunteer
Find out how you can donate your time in flood and disaster relief services.

Volunteer with one of these organizations, or search for oportunities in your area.

American Red Cross

Citizen Corps
Join your community’s Emergency Response Team

Disaster News Network
Browse local volunteer opportunities

Good Ways to Help
Tips on volunteering in a disaster

Learn More
Learn how to stay safe. Visit the sites below for tips and resources.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Download a family disaster planning kit
Learn More

National Weather Service
Severe weather awareness
Learn More

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FOR KIDS: Disaster Preparedness
What you may feel in a disaster
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