Flood Resources for Individuals and Families
With the flooding occurring throughout the states of IL and MO, SPARC is posting the following information to assist families and individuals with resources that may assist. Fee free to share this information with anyone who may need it.
IDPH Flood Publications & Links http://www.idph.state.il.us/floodinfo/index.htm
IDPH Flood Safety Guidance http://www.dph.illinois.gov/news/illinois-department-public-health-provides-flood-safety-guidance
“After the Flood” brochure (IDPH) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/news/AfterTheFlood.pdf
“Turn Around Don’t Drown” campaign (NWS) http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/water/tadd/
“Debris Issues from Storms or Floods” (IEPA) http://www.epa.state.il.us/community-relations/fact-sheets/flood-cleanup/index.pdf
Food Safety After A Flood (FDA) http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm076993.htm
“Repairing Your Flooded Home” brochure (FEMA) http://www.illinois.gov/ready/SiteCollectionDocuments/RepairingYourFloodedHome.pdf
“Floods” website (CDC) http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/after.asp
“After A Flood” website (NWS) http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/after.shtml
“National Flood Insurance program” website (FEMA) https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program
Disaster Distress Helpline (SAMHSA) https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/disaster-types/floods
We will be adding more information on preparedness in the near future. In the meantime, visit Ready.gov for information and tips on preparing yourself and your family.
20 Cool Facts about the New Madrid Seismic Zone
USGS General Information Product 134: 20 Cool Facts about the New Madrid Seismic Zone—Commemorating the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquake sequence, December 1811–February 1812
Williams, R.A., McCallister, N.S., and Dart, R.L., 2011, 20 cool facts about the New Madrid Seismic Zone—Commemorating the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquake sequence, December 1811–February 1812 [poster]: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 134.
The website Do 1 Thing is an excellent resource for individuals and businesses trying to figure out where to start with their disaster planning. Take a couple minutes to visit their site: www.do1thing.com
What about recovering from disasters?
Everyone wants to survive the disaster. We plan for disasters by building and maintaining our disaster kits, storing a 3 day supply of food and water, keeping fresh batteries in the fire alarm and knowing how to escape a house fire and where to gather the family once out of the home.
But how many of us plan how we will recover emotionally and financially from a disaster?
Consider the following for your recovery plan:
- Cash on hand
- Bank account
- Available credit
- Family and friends
- Church and community support
For more information on individual and family disaster recovery visit: