Queen Anne’s County Brings Awareness to Flooding
Residents are urged to learn about flood risk and prepare for flooding during the month of April
We encourage all Queen Anne’s County residents and visitors to Know, Plan & Act.
- Know: The first step to reducing the impacts of a flood is knowing your risk. You don’t have to live near the water for your home or business to flood. Maryland residents can learn more about their flood risk by searching their address on MD Flood Maps.
- Plan: April is a great month to make a plan for flooding. What will you do in case of an emergency? Visit ready.gov for tips on making an emergency plan so you know what you and your family need to do.
- Act: Small steps can make a big impact. Consider the following:
- Store important documents. Save copies of birth certificates, passports, medical records, and insurance papers in a safe, dry place. Keep original documents in a watertight safety deposit box.
- Take photos and videos of household items. Keep them in a safe place if you need to file an insurance claim.
- Call your insurance agent and see if you are covered for flood damage. Most renters and homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding.
Just one inch of water in a home can cause up to $25,000 in damages, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. And floods are four times more likely to occur than a fire. Taking steps now to be prepared will make a big difference when a disaster arrives. Getting your family prepared will help your entire community.
For resources and to search flood maps for your address visit floodsmart.gov