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.
Answers to Questions About Substantially Damaged Buildings (FEMA-213)
Coastal Construction Manual (FEMA-55)
Design Guidelines for Flood Damage Reduction (FEMA-15)
Design Manual for Retrofitting Flood prone Residential Structures (FEMA-114)
Elevated Residential Structure (FEMA-54)
Flood Emergency and Residential Repair Handbook (FEMA-13)