The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers several useful publications dealing with flooding emergencies and methods of reducing your exposure to flood hazard. These publications are available directly from FEMA at the address shown at the bottom of this page. All of these publications are available at no charge.

  • Flood Emergency and Residential Repair Handbook (FEMA-13)
  • Design Guidelines for Flood Damage Reduction (FEMA-15)
  • Elevated Residential Structure (FEMA-54)
  • Coastal Construction Manual (FEMA-55)
  • Manufactured Home Installation in Flood Hazard Areas (FEMA-85)
  • A Unified National Program for Floodplain Management FEMA-100)
  • Flood proofing Non-Residential Structures (FEMA-102)
  • Design Manual for Retrofitting Flood prone Residential Structures (FEMA-114)
  • Answers to Questions About Substantially Damaged Buildings (FEMA-213)

Many other publications are available online in PDF format at FEMA's web site or you can order any of these publications by writing to:

Federal Emergency Management Agency
PO Box 70274
Washington, DC 20024
Attn: Publications