Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Flood Warning – Prevention and Recovery Tips for You and Your Property

West Virginia’s varied topography leaves many residents prone to flooding and flash floods. Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters. Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live, but especially if you live in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam.

Learn more about flood prevention and recovery with these helpful resources.

Home and Land flooded-trees

Floodproofing Measures
Floodproofing Your Home
Filing a Flood Insurance Claim
Drying Flood-damaged Books and Family Papers
Damage to Flooded Structures
Cleaning Up Flood-damaged Carpet
Cleaning Flooded Wood Floors and Woodwork
Cleaning Up Flood-damaged Walls
If Your Basement is Flooded
Should You Buy Flood Insurance?
Weed Management After a Flood


Animals and Livestock regrowth

Floods and Agriculture
Maintaining Livestock Health After a Flood
Salvaging Wet Feed and Grain
Flooded Farm Vehicles and Equipment


Food Safety and Health Resources

Sanitize Cooking and Eating Utensils After a Flood
Food Safety After a Flood
How to Protect Yourself When Cleaning Up After a Flood


stream Flood Disaster Management

Introduction to Floods and Flash Floods
Floods and Flash Floods
Flood and Flash Flood Disaster Management Measures
What to Do Before a Flood or Flash Flood
Safety Precautions During a Flood
What to Do After a Flood or Flash Flood