Flood After Fire Toolkit Available for Communities Impacted by Wildfires
Monday, December 18, 2017
Flood After Fire Toolkit Developed for Communities to Raise Awareness of Flood Risks after Wildfires
FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program is responding to an increased risk of flooding as a result of wildfires. After a high-intensity wildfire, soil is less able to absorb water and communities in affected areas are at higher risk for flooding. The NFIP is engaging regional and local stakeholders with access to the public (emergency managers, community officials, floodplain managers, etc.) to help communicate the increased flood risk.
To fully support these stakeholders, FEMA developed a toolkit to heighten awareness and explain how flood insurance can protect their homes, businesses and communities. The toolkit contains templates, tips and materials to share in your community or region. FEMA encourages you to customize the materials to your community to raise awareness about the risk of flooding after wildfires. You can also share the materials with other local community organizations and relevant groups to increase awareness among their networks.