As we face yet another few days of rain, and yet more fears about flooding, there are some resources that can help you in the event of flooding.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided a variety of pamphlets to the library. These include Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Flood Insurance Claims Handbook, Avoiding Wind Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners, Avoiding Flood Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners, Help After a Disaster, and Repairing your Flooded Home. Some of these pamphlets are available in both English and Spanish. Here are a list of other sources that may help you in the event of a flood:
- FEMA’s Floodsmart, 800-611-6122, FloodSmart@dhs.gov: Retrieve a lot of the same information that is in the brochures and pamphlets available at the library.
- Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), 508-820-2000.
- FEMA Teleregistration for assistance, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), 1-800-462-7585 (TTY): Call Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 am and weekends from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, 617-727-8400: Their consumer protection office can answer questions you may have about your homeowner’s insurance.
- Tax Filing Information for Flood Victims, Some flood victims get an extension on filing taxes.
- National Weather Service
- How to Build an Ark from Boston.com, Just in case.
posted by Laura