This is National Hurricane Preparedness Week!  Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause damage to drinking water and wastewater utilities due to heavy rainfall, inland flooding, coastal storm surge, and high winds.  So, what can you do?

EPA has several tools that can help water and wastewater utilities prepare for, respond to, and recover from hurricanes.  Click each of the title below to learn more:

Hurricane Incident Action Checklist – This “rip and run” checklist can help utilities take action before, during, and after the storm.

Storm Surge Inundation and Hurricane Strike Frequency Map – This interactive map displays worst-case coastal storm surge scenarios and hurricane strike frequencies in your area.

Find Funding with Fed FUNDS (Federal Funding for Utilities – Water/Wastewater – in National Disasters) helps identify pre- and post-disaster funding opportunities and explains how to apply.

Flood Resilience Guide – This easy-to-use tool guides utilities through a four-step process to understand flood risks and identify mitigation options.

Water Utility Response On-The-Go Mobile Website – Access severe weather information, emergency contacts, emergency checklists, damage assessment forms, and ICS resources on your mobile device during an emergency

Resilience Resources

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