Flood After Fire

Flood After Fire Infographic

Area Wildfires May Increase Your Flood Risk

Burned soil can be as water repellent as pavement. Rainfall that would normally be absorbed by soil may run off extremely quickly after a wildfire. These conditions, along with wet weather, can lead to flash flooding and mudflow for years following a wildfire. The time to get prepared is now. Learn more at FloodSmart.gov

  • Homeowners insurance usually does not cover damage from flood or mudflow
  • Flash flood or mudflow from wildfire can occur anywhere, not just in high-risk flood areas
  • Anyone can purchase flood insurance, not just those in high-risk flood areas