Flood Resiliency Guide for Small Business Owners


The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) latest Small Business Profile reports 3 million small businesses in Texas, making up 99.8% of Texas businesses. (These figures do not consider the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic).

 The impact of disasters on small businesses has been massive. The Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS) found that 65% of affected businesses in FEMA-designated disaster areas in the United States lost power in late 2016 and 2017. However, only 17% of affected businesses had business disruption insurance at the time of the disaster, and only 16% had flood insurance. 

According to FEMA, just 1 inch of floodwater can cost up to $25,000 in damage.

As small business owners in Texas, we want to help you plan for the unexpected.

The Flood Resiliency Guide serves as a free, accessible resource for small business owners to become better equipped for flood mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery.

Flood Resiliency Guide


To learn more about how small business owners can plan and protect against floods, prepare for floods, respond to floods, or recover after floods, click on any of the bubbles below:

Plan and Protect Against Floods

Prepare for Floods

Respond to Floods

Recover After Floods

The full Flood Resiliency Guide can be downloaded here.

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