Learn about government and community support...because you might qualify for financial assistance.
If flooding is widespread, federal and state disaster assistance may be available. This includes funds to repair damaged homes, replacement grants for serious disaster-related needs and expenses not covered by insurance or other programs. Other assistance may include free legal services and crisis counseling.
To find out what's available, contact your county government, Cooperative Extension Service, faith-based organizations, American Red Cross, and/or emergency management agency.
This publication was developed for the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).
EDEN reduces the impact of disasters through education. EDEN is a national, cooperative effort of Land Grant universities and Sea Gant institutions, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
For Updated Information
Much more information exists to help you recover from flood. Visit www.extension.purdue.edu/floodpub/updated.html for state-specific information. If you don't have access to the Web, contact an Extension office and or emergency management agency to see if they can help you find just the right information for you.
For more information on EDEN visit:
or call 1-888-EXT-INFO (888-398-4636).
Ask for the EDEN contact in your state.