Flood Resources: Links to organizations

Flood Smart Government:
Official site of the National Flood Insurance Program, under the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • The Basics of Floods
  • What's your flood risk?
  • National Flood Insurance Program in your community
  • Estimate your premium
  • Find an Agent
  • FEMA:
    Advising on building codes and flood plain management...teaching people how to get through a disaster...helping equip local and state emergency preparedness...coordinating the federal response to a disaster...making disaster assistance available to states, communities, businesses and individuals...training emergency managers...supporting the nation's fire service...administering the national flood and crime insurance programs...the range of FEMA's activities is broad indeed.

  • Disaster supply kit
  • Before a Flood
  • To Protect Your Property
  • During a Flood
  • After the Flood
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Storm Prediction Service

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is part of the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Our mission is to provide timely and accurate forecasts and watches for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes over the contiguous United States.
  • Online Flood and Flash Flood info
  • Emergency Management Agency
    To protect the lives and property of citizens before a disaster strikes through planning, training, and mitigation and to reduce human suffering after a disaster strikes through prompt and effective coordination of the state's response and recovery efforts utilizing partnerships with state, local, and federal agencies and voluntary organizations.

  • Severe weather guide
  • Cook County Emergency Management Agency
    The Cook County Sheriff's Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is responsible for providing a comprehensive emergency management system that will integrate all available operating departments, levels of government, and the private sector into a cohesive disaster management team. Under the direction of the President of the County Board, the Cook County Sheriff is responsible for the planning and preparedness necessary to coordinate the elements of an effective emergency management program.

  • Glossary of weather terms
  • What is Flood Insurance?

  • Most homeowners insurance policies do not cover property for flood damage.
  • Basement Protection Berm
  • American Red Cross
    The American Red Cross sends teams to help victims of disaster recover.

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