It will be very tempting to want to start clearing up debris straight away but, before you do, it is very important to document the damage to your property. Take plenty of photos so that you have evidence of the flooding (you will likely need these later).
Another thing that should be done right away is to contact your insurance company as there may be a time limit for submitting your claim. You will also need to hold on to all your receipts for money spent on anything that is related to the flood. Remember, it will be very expensive to get your home back to its pre-flood condition.
If you live in an area that is declared a Major Disaster Zone, then contact FEMA. They are available to provide you with the assistance you require.
Your property will need to be inspected in order to assess the amount of damage it has. There may be a lot more damage than you realize so to help you with this, contact a certified home inspector who can advise you on the amount of damage to your home.
We hope none of you have to deal with a flooded home but it’s always a good idea to be prepared.