Here are the steps to take:
1. Report all damage to County Emergency Management
2. Report to insurance
3. Save all documentation
4. Ensure all water is out of the structure of your house or building.
Use dehumidifiers, air conditioning and fans to dry out.
5. Clean surfaces with Dawn dish soap or other detergents.
According to the EPA, bleach is not the preferred treatment.
6. For information on immediate available resources call 2-1-1
7. To apply for long term assistance, fill out this application.
This will help us determine the long term needs of individuals affected by the disaster. We are not able to help with immediate short term needs. We will hold these applications and reach out if assistance become available.
Learn More About Flood Insurance
Heavy rains are poised to strike the Coulee Region at almost any time. If high waters and flooding cause damage on your property, having the right type of insurance will makes a huge difference in your ability to recover. R2RDR has information about flood and renter's insurance. We talked with long time, local, American Family Insurance Agent Phil Strand.
Check out the recording here.
To date, R2RDR has spent nearly $250,000 for those who experienced damage in the flooding of August/September of 2018. Another $50,000 is earmarked for those seeking buyouts.
Estimates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) show more than 900 families and more than 90 businesses in this region were impacted by floodwaters in 2018. River 2 Ridge is a group of volunteers striving to make sure each person and each business is able to access as many available resources as possible to continue on the road to recovery.
A natural disaster is defined as an occurrence that causes human suffering or creates collective human need that requires assistance to alleviate.