Know the Facts About Flooding

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Make a Plan

Whether you are a homeowner or renter, it is important to be prepared before and after a flood occurs.

  • An up-to-date household and property inventory will help properly document your losses.
  • Create a family disaster plan. The plan should include a place to meet in case you are separated from one another and list an out-of-state contact person.  
  • Make sure you have emergency supplies handy during an emergency period. 

Are you Covered?

The right insurance coverage is an important factor in protecting your property from flood damage. Review your current insurance policy with your agent to make sure you have the proper level of protection.

  • Consider purchasing flood insurance to cover the contents of your home and property. Flood damage is not usually covered by a standard homeowner policy. The City of Greensboro’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) allows our community to take advance of flood insurance policy premium reductions.
  • Find out your property’s proximity to the flood zone by visiting this website.

     

Flood Safety

Flooded streets and streams are unpredictable and dangerous. Just an inch of water can cause costly damage to your property.

  • Identify potential home hazards and know how to secure or protect them before a flood strikes.
  • Do not over estimate your ability to navigate flooded roads. Never walk or drive directly into flood waters.
  • Check for structural damages and never come in contact with damaged gas, electric, or sewer lines.
  • When safe, remove wet contents from your home or vehicle immediately to prevent the development of mold.
  • Listen for updates about current flood conditions on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, local television and radio broadcast stations, and flood alert sites on the Internet.

Additional tips can be viewed by visiting this website.