Flooding - Business and Community

Dealing with flooding in your business? ISU Extension and Outreach has Disaster Recovery information and resources to help you protect your business, ensure employee safety, minimize property damage, and expedite recovery.

Recovery

State and Federal Resources

  • Community Recovery Management Toolkit

    Source: FEMA

    The resources in this toolkit are geared toward helping community leaders through the long-term disaster recovery process and are intended to be useful at any phase of recovery.

  • Low-Interest Disaster Loans

    Source: U.S. Small Business Administration

    SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Data and Technology

  • Data/Computer Recovery

    Source: Iowa State University

    This document contains general guidelines for restoring computer operating following certain types of disasters.

  • Paper Based Document Recovery

    Source: Iowa State University

    Guideline for recovery of water-damaged, paper-based materials.

Finance and Insurance

  • Asistencia por desastre

    Source: La Agencia Federal de Pequeños Negocios

    La SBA ofrece préstamos de bajo interés por desastres para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas y propietarios de viviendas a recuperarse de los desastres declarados.

  • Grants for Disasters

    Source: Center for Disaster Philosophy

    Grants prioritize investments in local organizations to support a range of programs critical for individuals’ and communities’ recovery.

  • Individual Disaster Assistance Programs

    Source: Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management

    List of counties in Iowa with disaster declarations and deadlines for assistance applications.

Health and Hazards

  • Limpieza posterior a una inundación para proteger la calidad del aire de los interiores

    Source: Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos

    Durante la limpieza posterior a una inundación, la calidad del aire de los interiores de su casa u oficina puede parecer el menor de sus problemas.

  • Resources for Flood Cleanup and Indoor Air Quality

    Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

    Flood water can make the air in your home unhealthy.

General

  • All-Hazards Preparedness for Rural Communities

    Source: The Center for Food Security and Public Health

    The booklet is divided into 4 sections: general preparedness measures, natural disasters hazards, biological emergencies, and manmade or technological threats.  Each section contains an overvi

  • Preparación Para Todo Tipo de Peligros para las Comunidades Rurales

    Source: The Center for Food Security and Public Health

    El folleto está dividido en 4 secciones: medidas generales de preparación, peligros de desastres naturales, emergencias biológicas y amenazas tecnológicas o provocadas por el hombre.  Cada sec

Preparation

Safety

  • Sandbagging

    Source: North Dakota State University

    A sandbag dike must be built properly to prevent or reduce flood damage. Since a dike will fail if not built correctly, training people on proper procedures for placing sandbags is very import

General

  • All-Hazards Preparedness for Rural Communities

    Source: The Center for Food Security and Public Health

    The booklet is divided into 4 sections: general preparedness measures, natural disasters hazards, biological emergencies, and manmade or technological threats.  Each section contains an overvi

  • Business Disaster Prep Checklist

    Source: Iowa State University

    Steps to build a business continuity kit and a task list to help mitigate loss.

  • Flood Prep Checklist

    Source: Iowa State University

    Guideline to help mitigate loss in the event of unexpected flooding. Includes a checklist for items to remove and tasks to be completed.

  • Local Leaders' Role Before, During and After Disasters

    Source: National League of Cities

     Roles and responsibilities for local leaders before, during and after disasters

  • Preparación Para Todo Tipo de Peligros para las Comunidades Rurales

    Source: The Center for Food Security and Public Health

    El folleto está dividido en 4 secciones: medidas generales de preparación, peligros de desastres naturales, emergencias biológicas y amenazas tecnológicas o provocadas por el hombre.  Cada sec