Wildfires leave the ground charred, barren, and unable to absorb water. That means even light rain can potentially turn into a financially devastating flash flood or mudflow. Watch to learn more about the importance of flood insurance.
Make Sure Your Residents Know Their Post-Wildfire Flooding Risk
As communities across the West recover from devastating wildfires, residents living in both affected and surrounding areas face higher risk of flooding.
Wildfires can drastically change the terrain and make the ground less able to absorb water. Even areas that do not typically flood are now at risk for flash flooding and mudflows for up to several years after a wildfire.
If you live in and around areas impacted by wildfires, use the resources below to raise awareness about the risk of flooding after wildfires.