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Assistance for Individuals After a Disaster

The most effective way to recover from a disaster is to be prepared ahead of time

There are very few federal programs that assist homeowners or renters in recovering property or repairing damage after any disaster. That’s why it’s important to check your insurance now to see against which hazards you are covered. Not many homeowners’ insurance policies cover flood damage, for example, so supplemental flood insurance may be a useful purchase.

For information on flood insurance contact the National Flood Insurance Program.

If you do suffer losses during a natural or man-made disaster, the following steps are recommended.