If your home has flooded, you have our sympathy. This is certain to be a trying time and you may wonder what to do next. First, call your insurance agent. Your insurance agent ought to help you through this crisis. Follow his or her advice. Meanwhile, there are other actions you can take to minimize destruction to your home and belongings.

When dealing with flood water, time is not on your side. Delaying the dry out process can cause further damage. Be prepared to either contact a company that specializes in disaster recovery (call us for a recommendation) or to put in a lot of time and effort to rescue your belongings. The American Red Cross gives step-by-step guidance for dealing with the aftermath of a flood. https://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4540081_repairingFloodedHome.pdf

Additionally, the Library of Congress offers valuable advice for preserving wet documents and photographs: http://www.loc.gov/preservation/emergprep/dry.html

Other Resources:

Federal Emergency Management Agency
www.fema.gov

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

Disaster Assistance.gov
www.disasterassistance.gov

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