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BC Gov: Flood Tips & Resources For British Columbians
BC Government provides links to information and resources of flooding.

Disaster Safety: Resource Site On Floods
Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety provides information and resources on floods.

Red Cross: Flood Safety & Preparedness Resources
American Red Cross has information and resources on flood safety and preparedness.

Red Cross: Guide To Flood Recovery Information
Canadian Red Cross provides information resources to assist homeowners and professional builders and renovators in planning and managing the rehabilitation of flood affected homes.

US FEMA: Technical Bulletins On Building In Flood Prone Areas
US Federal Emergency Management Agency online technical bulletins cover issues and recommendations for building in flood prone areas.

US HUD: US Research & Resources For Flood Recovery
US Department of Housing & Urban Development lists of relevant resources, reports, guides, and ordinances to aid in flooding recovery process.
Issues & Performance

CSA: Z800-18 Guideline on Basement Flood Protection and Risk Reduction
CSA standard Z800-18, Guideline on Basement Flood Protection and Risk Reduction provides guidance on making homes safer and more resilient against flood-related events.

EGBC: Sea Level Rise Incorporated into BC Flood Hazard Guidelines
Engineers and Geoscientists BC says an amendment to BC Flood Hazard Area Land Use Management Guidelines incorporating sea level rise into building setbacks and flood construction in coastal areas will come into effect January 1, 2018.

Home Energy: Impact Of Enhanced Drying & Remediation On Mold In Flooded Buildings
Home Energy Magazine describes a study showing proper remediation and environmental control can eliminate flood-induced mold problems.

Waterloo Univ: Canadian Standard for Flood Resilient Communities
University of Waterloo online Weathering the Storm, Canadian Standard for Flood Resilient Communities provides guidelines for improving the flood resilience of existing communities. (PDF)

BCREA: Floodplain Mapping Funding Guidebook For BC Local Governments
BC Real Estate Association online Floodplain Mapping Funding Guidebook for BC Local Governments provides information on sources of floodplain mapping funding for BC municipalities. (PDF)

Building Science: Flood & Hurricane Resistant Buildings
Building Science digest describes considerations and options for how to build flood and hurricane resistant buildings.

Building Science: Rebuilding Flood Damaged Homes
Building Science says the problem with flood damaged buildings is that the damage is done by dirty water. Everything imaginable and unimaginable is in flood water.

EGBC: Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessment
Engineers and Geoscientists BC has updated the Professional Practice Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments in a Changing Climate in BC. This guides professional practice for flood assessments, identifies circumstances when risk assessments are appropriate, and emphasizes the need to consider climate change and land use changes in such assessments. (PDF)

FortisBC: Natural Gas Safety Before & After Floods & Storms
FortisBC provides information and resources describing natural gas safety considerations for before and after floods & storms.

ICLR: Best Practices For Reducing Flood Risk
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction paper Best Practices For Reducing Rsk Of Future Damage To Homes From Riverine & Urban Flooding provides specific recommendations for rebuilding Calgary and other flood-affected Southern Alberta communities. It sets out 12 recommendations on actions the Government of Alberta can take to reduce the risk of flood damage to homes. (PDF)

IICRC: How To Clean Up After A Flood
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration and Certification online quick-reference guide provides flood cleanup tips. (PDF)

JLC: Flood Recovery Sanitizing & Drying Out
Journal of Light Construction details how field crews clean, sanitize and dry out the building after stripping out flood-damaged materials. Free site registration required.

NCHH: Flood Cleanup Guide
US National Center for Healthy Housing online Field Guide for Clean-up of Flooded Homes is a do-it-yourself booklet that provides easy, step-by-step instructions on how to handle mold removal in flooded homes before starting to rebuild or renovate. (PDF)

Red Cross: Repairing Your Flooded Home
Red Cross online handbook for homeowners describes how to manage the emergency of a flooded house. (PDF)

TSBC: Flooding Information For Gas & Electric Safety
Technical Safety BC provides tips on gas and electrical safety in flood situations.

TSBC: Natural Disaster Protocol for Gas & Electrical Equipment Safety
Technical Safety BC bulletin describes procedures for re-commissioning gas & electrical equipment after a natural disaster has occurred.

US FEMA: Floodproofing Non-Residential Structures
US Federal Emergency Management Agency guide Floodproofing for Non-Residential Structures provides technical information for building owners, designers and contractors on wet and dry floodproofing techniques.

US FEMA: Home Builder's Guide To Coastal Construction
US Federal Emergency Management Agency online Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction fact sheets provide technical guidance and recommendations concerning the construction of coastal residential buildings with improved performance in floods and wind forces.

US HUD: Builder Guide For Rehabbing Flooded Houses
US Housing & Urban Development department online guidebook Rehabbing flooded houses: A Guide for Builders and Contractors, describes methods for determining how badly the building has been damaged, how to repair it, and safe practices.
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